Memorial at St Nicholas’s Church, Harwich, commemorating Captain William Hewett RN d. 1840
St Nicholas's Church, Harwich, Essex, England
'Captain William Hewett, Royal Navy, and the Officers and crew of Her Majesty's Ship Fairy who all perished off Southwold in the storm of 13 November 1840, while engaged in the survey of the North Sea. This tablet is erected by the officers and crew of HM Ship Shearwater appointed to complete that survey 1841'
Date of Death: 13/11/1840
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy
Recorder: Reverend William Henry Donnan 1969