HMS Vivid (1848)
HMS Vivid was a wooden paddle steamer of the Royal Navy, launched in 1848 for service as an Admiralty packet ship between Dover and Calais. She became the tender to HMS Fisgard at Woolwich Dockyard from 1854 until 1871, and then the port admiral’s yacht and tender to HMS Royal Adelaide at Devonport in 1872.
HMS Vivid at Gravesend, 2 February 1858
|Ordered:||4 February 1847|
|Laid down:||5 January 1847|
|Launched:||7 February 1848|
|Completed:||By 7 April 1848|
|Fate:||Sold in May 1894|
|Class and type:||wooden paddle sloop|
|Tons burthen:||352 17/94 bm|
|Beam:||22 ft (6.7 m)|
|Depth of hold:||11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)|
In 1889 Vivid became the Devonport flagship. The name Vivid was used for the newly established Devonport Royal Navy Barracks from 1890 onwards. The paddle steamer HMS Vivid was sold for breaking up to G. Cowen & Sons in May 1894.
- Winfield, R.; Lyon, D. (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6.