Name: X.042

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Osbourne, Graham & Co., Hylton, Sunderland

Yard No: 193

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

1919 in Northern Russia

Converted to tanker 1916/1917 and renamed LOBSTER.

12/1920 sold to F. H. Connor, London

05/1921 ROAM, F. T. Everard, Greenhithe (ON.145222)

09/1922 F.T.Everard & Sons Ltd., London

26/10/1926 sank off the North East Goodwins on passage from London for Bruges with tar.


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