H.M.S. Cuckoo (1873)

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H.M.S. Cuckoo (1873)
Builder: Laird
Launched: 14 Aug, 1873[1]
Sold: 1959[2]
H.M.S. Cuckoo was one of twenty-four Ant class gunboats.

Launched in 1873, she became a base ship in Devonport in 1912, taking the name H.M.S. Vivid. In 1920, she became Vivid (Old), and finally designated YC37 in 1923.



Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also


  1. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 281.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 281.


Ant Class Gunboat
Ant Class
Ant Arrow Badger Blazer Bloodhound
Bonetta Bulldog Bustard Comet Cuckoo
Fidget Hyaena Kite Mastiff Pickle
Pike Scourge Snake Snap Weazel
Gadfly Class
  Gadfly Griper Pincher Tickler  
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