HMS Mersey (1885)
|Class and type:||Mersey-class second-class cruiser|
Machinery by Humphrys, Tennant & Co.
|Laid down:||9 July 1883|
|Launched:||31 March 1885|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping on 4 April 1905|
|Length:||315 ft (96 m) oa
300 ft (91 m) pp
|Beam:||46 ft (14 m)|
|Draught:||19 ft 6 in (6 m)|
|Propulsion:||2-cyl horizontal direct-acting compound expansion
12 cylindrical boilers
|Speed:||17 knots (31 km/h) (4,500 ihp)
18 knots (33 km/h) (6,000 ihp)
|Range:||900 tons coal
8,750 miles at 10 knots (19 km/h)
HMS Mersey was Mersey-class second class protected cruiser. They were relatively modern, in that they were the first cruisers that had discarded their sailing rigs in the design, that was synonymous with the old wooden warships, and were now solely steam powered warships. She was built at Chatham Dockyard and launched on 31 March 1885, but had a relatively mundane career and was sold for breaking in 1905.
- Winfield, Rif; Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.