Name: X.057

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Sunderland S.B. Company

Yard No: 299

Engine: SKAN

Screws: 1

Other Information:

1920 sold to Renwick, Wilton & Co.

23/02/1939 registered as a dumb barge to J. J. Prior (Transport) Ltd. as X.57, registered at London ON.166786

24/02/1939 renamed FENCE and re-engined with a 2cyl. Skandia 130bhp and lengthened to 110 feet.

12/1963 renamed PETER P and rebuilt

1964 re-registered after rebuilding

1998 renamed J. J. PRIOR and laid up on the Medway for possible preservation

1999 sold to John Dunford and converted to a houseboat in Barking Creek, photos from 2010 available.

Intention to fit an Iveco 8210 engine


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