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Mercury in a post card sent from Rothesay in August
1907 from the Michael Brown collection
Launched on April
18th 1892 by Napier, Shanks and Bell
Engines : Compound Diagonal, 33 and 62 in x 60 in by D Rowan and
Dimensions : 220.5 ft x 26 ft
248 Gross Registered
A sister to
Neptune, Mercury closely followed her out of the yard at Yoker.
Stationed at Greenock for the Rothesay and Kyles of Bute trade.
Reboilered in 1912
Requisitioned by the Admiralty for minesweeping and was posted to
Suffered damage by hitting mines on two occasions but survived the
Returned to Clyde service in 1920 and served until the end of the
Broken up by Wards at Barrow.
Glasgow and South Western Railway
British Paddle Steamer