X.046

Name: X.046

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

Launch Date: 1915

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

Yard No: 197

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

1920 sold to Captain Green
1920 NIGEL (ON 144750)

LR1927-1935 owner H. S. Colborn, Bristol

Re-engined 1928 2cyl. by Ruston, Proctor & Co. Ltd., Lincoln (made 1918)

LR1940 Thos. Silvey & Co. (manager H. S. Colborn), Bristol

1965 converted to a sand dredger

1965 re-engined by Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln (made 1943)

LR1966 Sand Supplies (Western) Ltd. (T. Silvey), Bristol

LR1968 Bristol Towage Ltd. (Thos. Silvey), Bristol

LR1970 Sand Supplies (Western) Ltd. (T. Silvey), Bristol

LR1972 Newport Marine Aggregates Ltd., Bristol

In existence 1985

In LR1990, not in 1993



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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