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Name: MERCURY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/02/1864
Completed: 1864
Builder: Palmer Bros & Co
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 149
Dimensions: 727grt, 562nrt, 200.3 x 28.1 x 16.9ft; (1870: 887grt, 555nrt, 230.3ft)
Engines: CI4cyl (21, 21, 38 & 38 x 30ins), 120hp
Engines by: Palmer Bros & Co, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 47779
History:
1864 CM Palmer & Co, Newcastle
1868 James Hall et al, Newcastle
1877 Sank
Comments: 1870: Lengthened to 230.3ft
LR 1878 has ship details overstamped with "Foundered"