MINOTAUR was wrecked on the Haak Sand near the Texel on 22 December 1810.
The 2nd lieutenant and eight midshipmen with 100 men were saved and made prisoner; the rest, numbering about 500 and including the captain, lost their lives.
Lieut. SNELL, Mr THOMPSON, master, and the few surviving crew were tried by court martial on 30 May 1814.
It was decided that she was lost due to an error in reckoning her position, the pilots believing her to be over Smith's Knoll when she was actually 60 miles away.
It appeared in evidence that the Dutch might have saved more people if they had attended to the urgent requests of those who were fortunate enough to land first.