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Launched on March 10th 1892 by Napier, Shanks and Bell at Yoker
Engines : Compound diagonal, 33 and 62 in x 60 in by D Rowan and Son
Dimensions : 220.5 ft x 26 ft
378 Gross Registered tons

The first new build for the new GSWR steamer service
Initially put on the Arran run in succession to Scotia pending the arrival of Glen Sannox
Went to Greenock later in 1892 to compete with the new CSP operation at Gourock
Neptune and sister ship Mercury took the GSWR sailings to Rothesay and the Kyles
With the arrival of PS Jupiter, she became a cruise vessel
With Stranraer on the cruise schedule she was revised for potential choppy seas by replacing the forward windows (and some near the paddles) in the main deck lounge with port holes
Reboilered in 1912, with a thicker funnel being fitted. Deckhouses were placed over the main deck companionways on the promenade deck.
Requisitioned for minesweeping duties at Dover during World War I as HMS Nepaulin
Mined and sunk on April 20th, 1917

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