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Type: Survey Vessel ; Armament 10
Launched : 1826 ; Disposal date or year : 13 Nov 1840
Disposal Details : Wrecked off coast of Suffolk: all lost ; Capt Wm Hewett
Jamaica 30 Jan 1828 Was on the Barbadoes station.
Nassau, New Providence 17 Jul 1828 Was at Santa Martha and Carthagena.
Portsmouth 6 Sep 1829 By the Druid, Fairy was at Jamaica when she sailed for England.
Portsmouth 16 Jun 1830 Arrived from Jamaica (1 May).
Jul 1830 Chatham
29 Mar 1840 Woolwich the Mastiff and the Fairy surveying vessels, and the Violet and Woodlark tenders, are to leave for their summer survey on the 7th of next month ; 11 Jul 1840 Mate F. A. Cudlip (1830), of the Fairy, promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. 27 Nov 1840 Portsmouth, the Salamander steamer, ordered to the North Sea and coast of Norway, to search for the Fairy, surveying vessel, Captain Hewitt, reported missing following the late storms. 12 Dec 1840 Portsmouth, We are sorry to state that there is every reason to fear that the Fairy, surveying vessel, Captain Hewett, has been lost, with the whole of her officers and ship's company. It appears that she left Harwich on the 15th ult., for the purpose of surveying some neighbouring sands, and must have encountered the late tremendous storm. It was ascertained. before she left Harwich, that she had no design whatever of proceeding above a few hours' sail, having only on board at the time two days' provisions ; but she has not since been heard of. 31 Dec 1840 Woolwich. The Fairy surveying-vessel has now been given up as lost. Captain Hornby, the superintendent of the Dockyard, has commenced a subscription for the relief of the widows. Nine men of the crew who were on board the Violet, tender, were paid today. 10 Jul 1841 The subscription for the relief of widows, orphans &c., of the men who perished when the vessel was lost, has been closed, and amounted to £2,262. 12s. 4d.