HMS Vivid (1848)
HMS Vivid (1848)


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NameVividExplanation
TypePacket   
Launched7 February 1848
HullWooden
PropulsionPaddle
Builders measure352 tons
Displacement350 tons
Guns2
Fate1894
Class 
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Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
17 May 1854Commanded by Master commander Henry William Allen, Woolwich, tender to Fisgard
1 January 1858Commanded by Master commander Henry William Allen, Woolwich, tender to Fisgard
Extracts from the Times newspaper
DateExtract
Th 15 September 1853

WOOLWICH. Sept 14.

The Cyclops steam frigate, in charge of Mr. Alexander Pope, assistant to the master attendant at Sheerness Dockyard, left Woolwich in the forenoon of to-day, with the boilers and engines of the Nile, for Devonport.
The Admiralty have decided on discontinuing the Dover mail packet service, and that the mails between England and France shall be carried in future by contract steam-vessels. The present Dover mail steam-packets are — the Garland, Lieutenant-Commander Edward Wylde; the Onyx, Acting Second Master E.C. Rutter; the Princess Alice, Acting Second Master John Warman; the Violet, Lieutenant-Commander Henry P. Jones; the Vivid, Acting Master Luke Smithett; and the Undine, Acting Second Master Edmund Lyne, all paddle wheel steamers. Four of these vessels it is contemplated to dispose of, and reserve two for further service as tenders at some of the naval ports. It is also said that Captain Smithett will be appointed to the command of the Black Eagle, Admiralty steam-yacht, at Woolwich; in that case her present commander, Mr. John E. Petley, will, in all probability, be appointed Superintendent of the Compass Department, which has not been filled up since the death of Captain Johnson.


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