Name: X.037

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: M567

Engine: BOL

Screws: 2

Other Information:

1922 sold to T. R. Sargent, London and converted to a water tanker, renamed CLAUDE

1940 requisitoned for Operation Dynamo, the Dunkirk evacuation

Towed to Dunkirk with water by tug FAIRPLAY ONE

29/05/1940 abandoned on the beach at Zuydcoote, east of Dunkirk, where her remains can still be seen.


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