Name: X.036

As BADGER, photo from Barney Hunt

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

Launch Date: 13/05/15

Builder: Irvine's Sbdg. & Dry Dock Co., West Hartlepool (Middleton yard)

Yard No: M566

Engine: BOL

Screws: 2

Other Information:

Sold to Cawood Wharton & Co. Ltd. (?) and renamed CAWARTON

Bolinder engine made 1915 refitted 1948 (LR1951)

02/07/1949 registered to John T. Stratford & Sons Ltd., Woolwich (reg. London ON.183047)

1952, new engines 2 x 3cyl. diesels by Crossley Bros., Manchester

1952 converted dry cargo to tanker and renamed BADGER

10/02/1955 to Bowker & King Ltd.

In LR1964, not in 1966


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