HMS Fawn (A325)

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History
Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Fawn
Builder: Brooke Marine, Lowestoft, England
Launched: 29 February 1968
Commissioned: October 1968
Decommissioned: 1991
Identification:IMO number8843317
Fate: Sold for use in commercial surveying 1992. Renamed Red Fulmar
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,160 long tons (1,179 t) full
Length: 57.7 m (189 ft 4 in)
Beam: 13 m (42 ft 8 in)
Propulsion: 4 × Lister Blackstone ER58M 8-cylinder diesel engines, 2,640 bhp (1,969 kW), twin screws
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 44

HMS Fawn, pennant number A325, was a Bulldog-class hydrographic survey ship of the British Royal Navy. On 20 November 1988 she was involved in an incident with a Guatemalan gunboat in Guatemalan waters while HMS Fawn was carrying out peaceful and legitimate hydrographic survey work in the high seas in the Gulf of Honduras. A protest was made to the Guatemalan Government. Fawn was paid off in October 1991 and sold to interests in West Germany to become an offshore support vessel of the West African and Chinese coasts under the name Red Fulmar.