Royal Naval depot ships e.g. HMS Vivid & Defiance

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Royal Naval depot ships e.g. HMS Vivid & Defiance

Postby Dannemois » 10 Jul 2013 19:22

I am trying to make sense of the service record of my great grandfathers sibling namely Edward Morgan Morris who enlisted 30 May 1893 (Private 6483) Royal Marines. During his very brief service he spent time on Vivid (31 May 94 - 31 Dec 94) and Defiance (22 July 96 – 31 Dec 96). I believe the two were depot ships. Can someone please tell me if Private Morris would have experienced any sea time or were the depot ships – for want of a better word – land based.
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Re: Royal Naaval Depot Ships - Vivid & Defiance

Postby MAMC » 11 Jul 2013 09:21

I had the same trouble with my uncle's RN documents, every now and then he was attached to HMS Vivid11 and in 1923 he was at HMS Malabar which was a Shore Station in Bermuda, but the answer was easy find on Google, so HMS Vivid is Devonport, a shore station and HMS Defiance was a shore based ship, for training, again in Devonport......
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Re: Royal Naaval Depot Ships - Vivid & Defiance

Postby Dannemois » 12 Jul 2013 04:06

Hello MAMC
Thanks for repying to my query and thank you for the details, much appreciated.
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