X.072

Name: X.072

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Short Brothers, Sunderland

Yard No: 398

Engine: SVE

Screws: 1

Other Information:

1916 ML.12 in Mesopotamia

1921 for sale at Suez

1921 Solea Barge Company, Cyprus as X.72 (ON 114937)

Cyprus register in 1947 as BARGE No.4

1916 ML.12 in Mesopotamia

1921 for sale at Suez

1921 Solea Barge Company, Cyprus as X.72 (ON 114937)

Cyprus register in 1947 as BARGE No.4



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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