Name: X.043

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

Launch Date: 1915

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

Yard No: 194

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

1921 L. W. HASKELL, Stocks & Co., registered at Manchester

1922 Southern Oil Co. Ltd., London

1928 re-engined with M4 cyl. Semi-diesel (10.5 x 12in), 120bhp by Gardner & Sons Ltd., Manchester

194x Oliufelagsins, Reykjavik

1951 British Mexican Petroleum Co.  Ltd., London (reg. at London)

1954 Esso Export Ltd., London

1961 Esso Overseas Trading Co. Ltd., London

04/07/1962 stranded and sank on passage Reykjavik for Hvalfjord with fuel oil


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