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PS Mercury (1892)
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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 Son
Dimensions : 220.5 ft x 26 ft
248 Gross Registered Tons

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 Harwich.
Suffered damage by hitting mines on two occasions but survived the war intact.
Returned to Clyde service in 1920 and served until the end of the 1933 season
Broken up by Wards at Barrow.

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