HMY Fairy

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Fairy.
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Name: HM Yacht Fairy
Builder: Ditchburn & Mare, Leamouth, London
Laid down: 1844
Launched: 1845
Commissioned: 1845
Decommissioned: 1863
Fate: Broken up, 1868
General characteristics [1]
Type: Steam yacht
Tons burthen: 312 bm
Length: 146 ft (45 m)
Beam: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine, single screw
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship

HMY Fairy was a small royal yacht and tender to the HMY Victoria and Albert. Built in 1844 by Ditchburn and Mare at Leamouth, she was commissioned in 1845.[1]

She was 146 feet long with a beam of 21 feet and was 312 tons burden, and was able to cruise in shallow waters and as well as her duties as a tender, she sailed from London to Scotland and conveyed the Royal family to the Isle of Wight. She was replaced by the HMY Alberta in 1863.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Royal steam yacht HMY Fairy : National Maritime Museum". Retrieved 2 October 2010.