Name: X.003

Class: 105.5 foot, powered; Nos X.1 - X.200

Launch Date: 29/06/1915

Builder: Ropner & Son Ltd., Stockton-on-Tees

Yard No: 514

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

Converted to a tanker 1916/1917 and renamed OYSTER.

1919 in Northern Russia

02/1922 sold to F. H. Connor, London

12/1922 WANDER, F. T. Everard & Sons and re-engined with a 2 cyl. diesel by Plenty & Son Ltd., Newbury

23/11/1928 sank in the North Sea on passage Great Yarmouth for Hull with molasses.


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</p>

‘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