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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 866309

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NX19SW 8004 1273 9171

N55 11.05 W4 56.5

NLO: Lendalfoot [name: NX 131 900].

For loss of the associated tug Ludgate, see NX74SW 8005.

For associated memorial (NX c. 1358 9103), see NX19SW 18.

(Classified as cruiser: former names cited as Varaig [Variag] and Soya, and date of loss as 5 February 1920). Varaig [Variag?]: this vessel stranded and was wrecked while under tow to the breakers.

Registration: Russian. Built 1899. 6600 tons displacement. Length: 130m. Beam: 16m.

(Location of loss cited as N55 11.05 W4 56.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Material reported under RoW amnesty (2001):

A3221 1 porthole (possibly from Variag): from seabed.

NMRS, MS/829/35.

Variag (ex-Soya, ex-Variag). (October 1899).

416ft [126.8m] x 52ft [15.9m] x 21ft [6.4m] maximum draught.

Armament: 2x12 pdr.

Armour: 3ins deck: 6ins CT [control tower].

Machinery: 2 sets 4-cylinder inverted triple expansion.

Designed horsepower: 20,000 = 23 kts.

Coal: normal 770 tons, maximum 1300 tons.

[Attributed to 'White Sea' and listed among 'Russian Cruisers (non-effective)'. This vessel was sunk at Chemulpo (Korea) in February 1904, during the Russo-Japanese War. She was salved in August 1905, repaired by the Japanese and renamed Soya, being retroceded to Russia in March 1916. She was dismantled at Liverpool in 1917.

[F] [Jane] 2001.

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