HMS Vivid (P77)

HMS Vivid was a V-class submarine laid down in 1942 and launched in 1943 by Vickers Armstrong in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for the British Royal Navy.[1][2][3] She was launched in September 1943 and, under the command of Lieutenant John Cromwell Varley DSC, served with the 10th Submarine Flotilla based at Malta during the closing stages of the Allied campaign in the Mediterranean sinking various German, Greek and Italian merchant ships off the coast of Greece.[1][2]

History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Vivid
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Walker-on-Tyne[1]
Laid down: 27 October 1942[1]
Launched: 15 September 1943[1]
Commissioned: 19 September 1944[1]
Identification: Pennant number P77
Fate: Scrapped at Faslane, October 1950[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: V-class submarine
Length: 195 ft 6 in (59.59 m)[2]
Beam: 15 ft 9 in (4.80 m)[2]
Depth: 15 ft 10 in (4.83 m)[2]
Speed:
Endurance:
  • Surface: 4,050 nmi (7,500 km; 4,660 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) (design)
  • Submerged: 23 nmi (43 km; 26 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) or 170 nmi (310 km; 200 mi) at 2.5 kn (4.6 km/h; 2.9 mph) (design)[2]
Test depth: 200 ft (61 m)[2]
Complement: 33[2]
Armament: 4 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tube. 1 × 3 in gun, 3 × 0.303 in machine guns[2]

Following a refit, HMS Vivid was transferred to the 2nd Submarine Flotilla in the Far East for one patrol in June 1945.[1] The vessel was paid off into Reserve in 1946 and scrapped at Faslane, Gare Loch in October 1950.[1]

References

  1. "HMS Vivid (P 77)". uboat.net. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. "Vivid (P 77)". Boat Database. Submariners Association Barrow-in-Furness Branch. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  3. "NMM, vessel ID 397591" (PDF). Warship Histories, vol iv. National Maritime Museum. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2014.

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