HMS Fawn

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Six ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Fawn:

  • HMS Fawn (1805), a 16-gun brig-corvette, originally the French ship Faune, that Goliath captured in the English Channel in 1805 and that disappears from the records in 1806.
  • HMS Fawn (1807), an 18-gun sloop-of-war launched in 1807, sold in 1818; she then made seven whaling voyages from 1820 until she was broken up in 1844.
  • HMS Fawn (1840), a 6-gun brigantine, originally the Portuguese slave ship Caroline purchased in 1840 at Rio de Janeiro, converted in 1842 to a tank (water) vessel, and sold in May 1847 to the Natal Provincial Government.
  • HMS Fawn (1856), a 17-gun wood screw sloop-of-war launched in 1856, used as a survey ship from 1876 and sold in 1884
  • HMS Fawn (1897) was a Fawn-class destroyer launched in 1897 and sold in 1919
  • HMS Fawn (A325) was a Bulldog-class survey ship launched in 1968 and sold in 1991