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Mastiff, 1797
Type: Brig ; Armament 12
Launched : 1797 ; Disposal date or year : 5 Jan 1800
Disposal Details : Wrecked on or near Yarmouth Cockle Sands : crew, except eight, saved, Lieut. James Watson.
Notes:

Mastiff 05 Jan 1800 Page 324 of Vol 3 of the Naval Chronicle Jan-Jun 1800 the Lords of the Admiralty have given 150 guineas as a reward to the humane and intrepid exertions of some fishermen at Winterton, in Norfolk, who, at the risque of their lives, saved upwards of thirty of the crew of the Mastiff gun-vessel, wrecked near the Cockle Sands last January.

15 Jan 1800 a Court Martial assembled onboard the Glatton, in Yarmouth Roads, for the trial of Lieutenant James Watson, his surviving officers and crew, for the loss of the Mastiff, by striking the ground, on or near the Cockle Sands, as she was proceeding towards the Northern Passage from Yarmouth Roads, bound to Leith. After an investigation into the cause of the loss the Court was of opinion that no blame could be attributed to them.