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magsx1
8th March 2011, 12:03 PM
HI my name is Mag,
I'm trying to find my grandfathers records etc, he was A "Leading Stoker" whatever that is on HMS VIVID I have no idea if this is a Merchant Navy Ship or not, but would appreciate any ideas.
Thank you
Mag :)

Gordon Brown
8th March 2011, 03:13 PM
This is definatlely a Royal naval ship. The term leading stoker means he was working in the engineroom. If I was you I would try a RN site. I hope you have good luck on your search.

Gordon Brown
8th March 2011, 03:28 PM
Hi again, just a little more information for you. There were three navy ships with the name Vivid, also there were a couple of naval bases bearing the same name.
The first one was a wood paddle packet in 1894
The 2nd was a iron screw yacht in 1912
The 3rd was a submarine in the year 1943
I hope this information makes you search a little easier.

Hugh
8th March 2011, 06:43 PM
Hello Mag,
HMS VIVID was the name given to the Royal Naval Barracks in Devonport later renamed HMS DRAKE.
Regards
Hugh

Doc Vernon
8th March 2011, 07:25 PM
Hi Mag
Welcome to the site!
If you can give as much info as possible then we may be able to help a bit more!
His full name DOB etc will get it started!
Thank you