HMS Fawn (1856)

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Name: HMS Fawn
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Launched: 30 September 1856
Decommissioned: 1884
Fate: Sold in 1884
General characteristics
Type: Sloop
Displacement: 751 BM
Length: 106 ft (32 m)
Beam: 32 ft (9.8 m)
Draught: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Propulsion: Screw
Armament: 17 guns

HMS Fawn was a 751 ton displacement, 17 gun Cruizer-class sloop launched on 30 September 1856 from the Deptford Dockyard.[1]

She was commissioned at Sheerness on 30 October 1859 and until 1863 served on the Australia Station. She refitted at Sheerness in 1863, and from 1864 to 1868 served on the North America and West Indies Station. After a second refit at Sheerness in 1869 she went to the Pacific Station, where she remained until 1875. In 1876 she was converted to a survey ship, and in this role she surveyed areas of the east coast of Africa, the Sea of Marmara and the Mediterranean.[2] On 6 April 1883 she paid off, and she was broken up the next year.[3]


  1. Bastock, p.33.
  2. "HMS Fawn". Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  3. Winfield, Rif; Lyon, David (2003). The Sail and Steam Navy List, 1815-1889. Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1861760326.