HMS Vivacious


The Ship

Broken up. 1948

H.M.S. Vivacious was an Admiralty V-class Destroyer. The ship was laid down in July 1916 and launched on 3rd November that year as the 1st Royal Navy warship to carry this name. She was completed in December 1917 and was fitted for use as a minelayer. During 1919-1920 this ship was deployed in the Baltic and was in action against Russian warships. Later she served in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Fleets until the mid 1930's when placed in Maintenance Reserve at Rosyth and brought forward in August 1939 for the Review of the Reserve Fleet by HM King George VI at Weymouth. The ship remained in commission and began war service in Western Approaches, including Dunkirk in 1940 and Normandy in 1944. In 1947 the ship was placed on the disposal list and broken up in 1948

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Not postally used.
Postcard series: W. E. Mack, Sepia "Satin" Series


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