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Ludgate: Abbey Burn Foot, Solway Firth

Steam Tug (20th Century)

Site Name Ludgate: Abbey Burn Foot, Solway Firth

Classification Steam Tug (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) President Ludwig; Variag; Netherlaw Burn; '90 Metres South Of [the] Netherlaw Burn'; Ludgate (Ex. President Ludwig)

Canmore ID 125020

Site Number NX74SW 8005

NGR NX 741 443

Datum Datum not recorded

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Maritime - Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NX74SW 8005 741 443

N54 46.7 W3 57.5

NLO: Abbey Burn Foot [name: NX 743 443].

Location formerly entered as NX 7410 4430 (N54 46.7 W3 57.3).

For loss of the Variag, see NX19SW 8004.

(Location of wreckage cited as NX 741 443, '90 metres south of [the] Netherlaw Burn'). This vessel was one of the three tugs that stranded while towing the Russian cruiser Variag [NX19SW 8004] into the Clyde. She was the only vessel of the group that was not refloated, and was cut up for scrap in situ.

The bell from this vessel is held in Kirkcudbright Museum.

[Published photographs].

P C Miller 1992.

(Classified as iron tug: no cargo specified, but former name cited as President Ludwig, and date of loss as 15 February 1918). Ludgate: this vessel stranded at Abbey Burnfoot [Abbey Burn Foot].

Registration: British. Built 1892. 165grt. Length: 35m. Beam: 7m.

(Location cited as N54 46.50 W3 57.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location cited by Miller remains unconfirmed, but is accepted. The Netherlaw Burn joins the Abbey Burn at NX 7420 4460, and the combined burns debouche into the Solway Firth at NX c. 7416 4456.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 February 2004.

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Loss (15 February 1918)

(Location of wreckage cited as NX 741 443, '90 metres south of [the] Netherlaw Burn'). This vessel was one of the three tugs that stranded while towing the Russian cruiser Variag [NX19SW 8004] into the Clyde. She was the only vessel of the group that was not refloated, and was cut up for scrap in situ.

The bell from this vessel is held in Kirkcudbright Museum.

[Published photographs].

P C Miller 1992.

(Classified as iron tug: no cargo specified, but former name cited as President Ludwig, and date of loss as 15 February 1918). Ludgate: this vessel stranded at Abbey Burnfoot [Abbey Burn Foot].

Registration: British. Built 1892. 165grt. Length: 35m. Beam: 7m.

(Location cited as N54 46.50 W3 57.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (25 February 2004)

The location cited by Miller remains unconfirmed, but is accepted. The Netherlaw Burn joins the Abbey Burn at NX 7420 4460, and the combined burns debouche into the Solway Firth at NX c. 7416 4456.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 February 2004.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 189

Name : LUDGATE (EX. PRESIDENT LUDWIG)

Latitude : 544630

Longitude : 35730

Date Built : 1892

Registration : BRITISH

Type : TUG (IRON)

Tonnage : 165

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 35

Beam : 7

Draught : 3m

Loss Day : 15

Loss Month : 2

Loss Year : 1918

Comment : Standed at Abbey Burnfoot

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