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Tweed: Victoria Dock, Leith Harbour, Firth Of Forth

Steam Tug (19th Century)

Site Name Tweed: Victoria Dock, Leith Harbour, Firth Of Forth

Classification Steam Tug (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Victoria Dock Jetty; Port Of Leith; Leith Docks; Edinburgh; Outer Forth Estuary

Canmore ID 270269

Site Number NT27NE 8059

NGR NT 268 768

NGR Description NT c. 268 768

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Maritime - Edinburgh, City Of
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 8059 c. 268 768

N55 58.7 W3 10.4

NLO: Port of Leith [name: NT 265 775].

For Victoria Dock, see NT27NE 57.06.

TWEED, steam tug, sank in Leith Harbour Jan. 4. (Leith, Jan. 4, 2.45 p.m.).

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 21,120, London, Thursday January 5 1882.

TWEED, an attempt was made at Leith today (5th) to float the sunken tug TWEED by means of lighters, but failed, owing to the tug taking the ground at the Victoria Dock Jetty, where she remained. When the tide receded men were engaged pumping the water out, and it is expected that the tug will be floated next tide. (Leith, Jan. 5).

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 21,122, London, Saturday January 7 1882.

TWEED, the sunken tug TWEED has been successfully beached behind the [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5315).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on grounds of her successful recovery.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 February 2005.


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