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Type: Special Service Vessel ; late Packet ; Armament 2
Launched : 7 Feb 1848 ; Disposal date or year : 1894
BM: 350 tons ; Displacement: 350 tons
Machinery notes: 832 hpi 160 hp
20 Dec 1848 Steam packet, Dover.
30 Aug 1851 Dover.
1860 Tender to Fisgard, Woolwich.
1870 Tender to Fisgard, Woolwich.
1879 Tender to Royal Adelaide, Devonport. Officer borne on the books of the Royal Adelaide.
Apr 1886 Devonport.
1890 Flag Ship, Devonport. Tenders: "Harpy", and "Black Prince."
1890 Would appear, at least initially, to have been nominal ship for the RN Barracks, Devonport, which took the name Vivid when it was first occupied in Jun 1889.
1890 The Vivid spent a brief period at Portsmouth under the orders of the Captain of the "Victoria and Albert."