Yard No. 321

built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow in 1883



Yard Number 321, was named CAPERCAILZIE when launched on Wednesday, 20/06/1883 by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow , for John Burns, Glasgow. .

Her main engines were built by shipbuilder , she was powered by compound 2cyl 23" and 42" stroke 30" 76HP

Other names she bore were: HMS VIVID (1891). Her last recorded name was VIVID

She was wrecked on 08/07/1913

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1883
Ship Type: Steel Steam Yacht
Tonnage: 365 grt | 214nrt
Length: 192.2 feet
Breadth: 24.1 feet
Draught: 13 feet depth
Owner History:
John Burns, Glasgow.
1891 The Admiralty
1912 Royal Technical College, Glasgow

Additional Information:
ON 87699.
26/9/1891 purchased by the Admiralty as a tender and Admirals yacht to the depot ship HMS Royal Adelaide at Devonport
1/1/1892 HMS Vivid Base Ship at Devonport
20/11/1912 sold to the Royal Technical College, Glasgow and converted to a training ship
1913: Wrecked Colonsay on passage Glasgow for Stornoway on first cruise after conversion.
Seen here as HMS Vivid
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