Name: X.008

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

Launch Date:

Builder: Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland

Yard No:

Engine: CAMP


Other Information:

NB not in WSS yardlist and no gaps in Laing yard numbers to fit
Also named TANKARD

1921 for disposal at Chatham

1922 British Tanker Co Ltd, London as TANKARD X8 (reg London, ON 146526)

1950 Prince of Wales Dry Dock Co (Swansea) Ltd, Swansea

1952 Metal Trading & Scrap (Swansea) Ltd, Swansea

1953 c/n Metal Trading (Swansea) Ltd, Swansea

1963 Thomas Lodwig Jones, Swansea

1967 converted to suction dredger, 132grt 88nrt and re-engined M4cy 160bhp 8kn (made 1944) Lister Blackstone Marine, Dursley

1972 (after owner died) Olive Jones, Swansea

1974 Llanelly Quarries Ltd, Llanelli


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