Gunboat No. 35 -> 1797 Mastiff

Nominal Guns12B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned5.4.1797BWAS-1793
CategoryOther VesselsB028
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck71' 7"Imperial Feet21.8186 
Length of Keel57' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet17.38 
Breadth23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Depth in Hold10' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet3.0544 
Draught Forward5' 2"Imperial Feet1.5748 
Draught Aft6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen163Tons BM 


4.1797Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.4.179750 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers

4.1797 - 1800LieutenantJohn ClementsBWAS-17931.5.1797 - 1797LieutenantJohn Black (d.1814)NBD18491800 - 5.1.1800LieutenantJames WatsonBWAS-1793

1 Crewman

1.5.1797 - 1797UnknownJohn BarclayNBD1849

Service History

20.3.1797Began fitting at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1793
11.7.1797Completed fitting at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Renamed MastiffBWAS-1793
5.1.1800Wrecked on Cockle Sands, off Great YarmouthBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Herald


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 6th of August 2012 19:28

5 Jan 1800 Mastiff 12 [gunboat #35] wrecked near Yarmouth nearly all saved

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