HMS Vivid

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


Shore establishments

  • HMS Vivid (shore establishment 1890) 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 (1891) was the original depot ship between 1892 and 1912.
    • HMS Cuckoo (1873) was HMS Vivid between 1912 and 1920, HMS Vivid (Old) between 1920 and 1923, and YC37 from 1923 until 1958.
    • HMS Sabine (formerly HMS Sabrina (1876)) was HMS Vivid between 1919 and 1922.
    • HMS Harlech (formerly HMS Cambrian (1893)) was HMS Vivid between 1921 and 1923.
    • HMS Marshal Ney was HMS Vivid between 1922 and 1934.
  • HMS Vivid (shore establishment 1957) is the Plymouth base of the Royal Naval Reserve, commissioned in 1957 and currently in service.
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