‘X’ Lighters Database

Name Launch Date Builder Yard No Engine Photos
DX.001 19/06/1916 Craig Taylor & Co., Stockton-on-Tees 189
DX.002 19/06/1916 Craig Taylor & Co., Stockton-on-Tees 190
DX.003 1916 W. Dobson & Co., Newcastle 205
DX.004 1916 W. Dobson & Co., Newcastle 206
DX.005 1916 Goole Sbdg. & Repairing Co., Goole 203
DX.006 1916 Goole Sbdg. & Repairing Co., Goole 204
DX.007 28/09/1916 Blyth Shipbuilding Co. 195
DX.008 28/09/1916 Blyth Shipbuilding Co. 196
DX.009 28/09/1916 Blyth Shipbuilding Co. 197
DX.010 28/09/1916 Blyth Shipbuilding Co. 198
DX.011 31/05/1916 W. Harkess & Co., Middlesbrough 214
DX.012 31/05/1916 W. Harkess & Co., Middlesbrough 215
DX.013 1916 Head Wrightson, Middlesbrough
DX.014 1916 Head Wrightson, Middlesbrough
DX.015 1916 Osbourne, Graham & Co., Hylton, Sunderland 206
DX.016 1916 Osbourne, Graham & Co., Hylton, Sunderland 207
DX.017 05/04/1916 Short Brothers, Sunderland 406
DX.018 17/05/1916 Short Brothers, Sunderland 407
DX.019 17/05/1916 Short Brothers, Sunderland 408
DX.020 22/05/1916 Short Brothers, Sunderland 409

X-Lighter Classes/numbering:

X.001 - X.200: 105.5 foot, powered

X.201 - X.225: 98 foot, powered

DX.001 - DX.025: 98 foot, dumb

MISC.001 - MISC.003: Vessels believed to be former X-lighters, origins untraced

Engine Abbreviations:

'BOL' = 2 cyl. 'hot bulb' oil engine by J. & C. G. Bolinders Co., Stockholm

'SVE' = 2 cyl. oil engine by J. V. Svensin, Augustendal (Avance design)

'BEAR' = 2 cyl. oil engine by Wm. Beardmore & Co., Dalmuir

'CAMP' = 2 cyl. 'hot bulb' oil engine by The Campbell Gas Engine Co. Ltd., Halifax

'PLE' = 2 cyl. oil engine by Plenty & Son, Newbury (Kromhout design)

'SKAN' = 2 cyl. oil engine by Skandia