HMS Mersey (1885)
|Laid down:||9 July 1883|
|Launched:||31 March 1885|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping on 4 April 1905|
|Class and type:||Mersey-class second-class cruiser|
|Beam:||46 ft (14 m)|
|Draught:||19 ft 6 in (6 m)|
HMS Mersey was a 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.