X.199

Class: 
105.5 foot, powered; Nos X.1 - X.200
Launch Date: 
1915
Builder: 
Head Wrightson, Middlesbrough
Engine: 
BOL
Screws: 
1

Builder could possibly be W. Dobson & Co, Newcastle
1916 PRAWN and converted to oil/water carrier
1921 SHELL MEX 3 (ON 145266)
LR1940 owned by Shell-Mex & B.P. Ltd. and ascribed to Dobson, completed 1916 then with a 2cyl.supplied by J. Pollock, Sons & Co., Faversham
Re-engined 1957 with a 5cyl. by Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln (made 1947)
1968 sold to Pounds Shipowning & Shipbreaking Ltd.
1971 sold to N. W. Woods, Gosport and converted to a dredger
06/05/1974 sank off Hayling Island
1975 broken up at Hayling Island
From David Asprey:-
I came across the registration papers for oil tank barge SHELL MEX No.3 (ON 145266).
Note registered version of name as as above (rather than SHELL MEX 3)

122grt 111nrt  105.8 x 21.1 x 7.4ft

definitely claims builder was William Dobson & Co, Low Walker [I assume that X199 is confirmed correct]

Bolinders engine 40bhp 4kn

1921 registered to Shell-Mex Ltd, London

Re-engining by Ruston was either done in 1947 or was a 1947-made engine being installed in 1957.  M5cy 90bhp 6kn...

1967 Pounds Shipowners & Shipbreakers Ltd, portsmouth

1970 Norman Woods, Gosport

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