Vivid: Colonsay, Atlantic

Steam Yacht (20th Century)

Site Name Vivid: Colonsay, Atlantic

Classification Steam Yacht (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Hms Vivid; Capercaillie; Capercailzie; 'colonsay, South End'; 'off Colonsay'; 'south Of Colonsey Island'

Canmore ID 117110

Site Number NR38NE 8017

NGR NR 35 86

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Maritime - Argyll And Bute
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NR38NE 8017 unlocated

NLO: Colonsay [name centred NR 37 93].

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

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