HMS Vivid

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Five ships, One submarine and Six shore establishments of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Vivid:


  • HMS Vivid was a wood paddle packet launched in 1848 and sold in 1894.
  • HMS Vivid was an iron screw yacht purchased from civilian service in 1891, where she had been named Capercailzie. She became the Devonport base ship in 1892 and was sold in 1912, later being wrecked in 1913.

Shore establishments[edit]

  • HMS Vivid was the Navy barracks at Devonport. It was commissioned in 1890, and operated as a training unit until 1914. The base was renamed HMS Drake in 1934. A number of ships were renamed HMS Vivid whilst serving as depot ships for the base:
  • HMS Vivid is the Plymouth base of the Royal Naval Reserve, commissioned in 1957 and currently in service.