Vivid: Colonsay, Atlantic

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Alternative Names Hms Vivid; Capercaillie; Capercailzie; 'Colonsay, South End'; 'Off Colonsay'; 'south Of Colonsey Island'
Site Type STEAM YACHT (20TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 117110
Site Number NR38NE 8017
NGR NR 35 86
Council ARGYLL AND BUTE
Parish MARITIME - ARGYLL AND BUTE
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District MARITIME
Former County NOT APPLICABLE
Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long
Form Casualty
Latitude N 56
Longitude W 6 15

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Archaeological Notes

NR38NE 8017 unlocated

NLO: Colonsay [name centred NR 37 93].

Possibly on map sheets NM40SW, NR38NW, NR38NE, NR39NW, NR39NE, NR39SW, NR49NW or NR49SW.

Formerly entered as NR47SW 8006 at cited location NR 4300 7400 [N55 53.4 W6 6.6].

VIVID, 10 July 1913. Steam yacht sunk off Islay in 6 or 7 fathoms - salvage not attempted.
21 Aug 1913. Arrangements to be made for breaking up and dispersing the wreck.
Source: Glasgow University Business Archives, UGD95/1/3 Glasgow Salvage Association, minutes.

(Classified as iron steamship, in ballast: date of loss cited as 8 July 1913). Vivid: this vessel stranded S of Colonsey [Colonsay] Island.
Registration: Glasgow. Built 1883. 139nrt.
(Location of loss cited as N56 0.0 W6 15.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. It remains uncertain off which side of the island the vessel was lost.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 April 2002.

Vivid (ex-Capercaillie). Iron screw yacht, 550 tons. 192x24ft [58.5x7.3m], one gun. Purchased 26 September 1891. Base ship, Devonport, from January 1892. Sold 20 November 1912. Wrecked July 1913 off Colonsay.
J J Colledge 2003; J J Colledge and B Warlow 2006.

8 July 1913
 LOSS

Notes VIVID, 10 July 1913. Steam yacht sunk off Islay in 6 or 7 fathoms - salvage not attempted.
21 Aug 1913. Arrangements to be made for breaking up and dispersing the wreck.
Source: Glasgow University Business Archives, UGD95/1/3 Glasgow Salvage Association, minutes.

(Classified as iron steamship, in ballast: date of loss cited as 8 July 1913). Vivid: this vessel stranded S of Colonsey [Colonsay] Island.
Registration: Glasgow. Built 1883. 139nrt.
(Location of loss cited as N56 0.0 W6 15.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.



Further details

10 April 2002
 RCAHMS NOTE

Notes The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. It remains uncertain off which side of the island the vessel was lost.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 April 2002.



Further details

1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006
 PUBLICATION ACCOUNT

Notes Vivid (ex-Capercaillie). Iron screw yacht, 550 tons. 192x24ft [58.5x7.3m], one gun. Purchased 26 September 1891. Base ship, Devonport, from January 1892. Sold 20 November 1912. Wrecked July 1913 off Colonsay.
J J Colledge 2003; J J Colledge and B Warlow 2006.



Further details

2011
 REFERENCE

Project Project Adair - Whittaker data upload.

Notes Whittaker ID : 2759
Name : VIVID
Latitude : 560000
Longitude : 61500
Date Built : 1883
Registration : GLASGOW
Type : SS (IRON)
Tonnage : 139
Tonnage Code : N
Loss Day : 8
Loss Month : 7
Loss Year : 1913
Comment : Stranded S of Colonsey Island
Cargo : BALLAST


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Books and References

Blackburn, S (1986) Dive Islay, Stoke on Trent
Page(s): 100 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.BLA

Colledge and Warlow, J J and B (2006) Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy from the 15th century to the present, London
Page(s): 376

Colledge, J J (2003) Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy, London
Page(s): 348

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