Memorial: M2532

Memorial at St Nicholas’s Church, Harwich, commemorating Captain William Hewett RN d. 1840

Location

St Nicholas's Church, Harwich, Essex, England

Transcript

'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'

Details

Vessel: HMS Fairy

People

Hewett, William
Age:
Date of Death: 13/11/1840
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Fairy'. Brig Sloop. Built 25/4/1826. Survey vessel 1830.
Recorder: Reverend William Henry Donnan 1969