HMS-Sparrowhawk

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    HMS-Sparrowhawk

    THE ROYAL NAVY PURCHASED THE PRIVATE SCHOONER FALCON IN THE WEST INDIES IN 1877

    ENLARGED PICTURE SHOWS TRUE PURPORTIONS

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THE ROYAL NAVY PURCHASED THE PRIVATE SCHOONER FALCON IN THE WEST INDIES IN 1877 FOR USE AS A SURVEY SHIP. IT WAS RENAMED HMS LARK, HOWEVER THREE MONTHS LATER IT WAS RENAMED AGAIN AS THE HMS SPARROWHAWK. THE SPARROWHAWK’S STATION WAS JAMAICA AND SHE WAS USED TO SURVEY THE ISLANDS, HARBORS AND REEFS IN THE CARIBBEAN. IN 1887, THE SPARROWHAWK UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT HARERGAL SURVEYED THE ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT. MAKING CORRECTIONS TO THE ORIGINAL SURVEY DONE IN 1863. THE SPARROWHAWK’S WORK WAS DONE BY 1889 AND SHE WAS SOLD IN BERMUDA.


THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS PRINTED A SERIES OF “ANCHOR” STAMPS, COMMENORATING SHIP’S ANCHORS… THE ANCHOR OF THE SPARROWHAWK WAS FEATURED ON THEIR FIRST DAY COVER. IT LIES IN 80 FEET OF WATER, IT WAS APPARENTLY STUCK IN A REEF OFF THE HARBOR AT GRAND CAYMAN AND CUT LOOSE BY THE SPARROWHAWK’S CREW.


THE DRAWING OF THE SPARROWHAWK IS ON A 1977 BRITISH ADMIRALY CHART OF THE ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT. THE CHART WAS ORIGINALLY ENGRAVED IN 1865 AND REPRINTED WITH CORRECTIONS THROUGH 1976, INCLUDING THE CORRECTIONS MADE BY THE CREW OF THE SPARROWHAWK.


PAPER SIZE - 20H x 28W

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