X.078

Name: X.078

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Short Brothers, Sunderland

Yard No: 404

Engine: BOL

Screws: 2

Other Information:

Completed as tanker COCKLE. Rebuilt by W. H. Warren, New Holland.

Served as fuel lighter at Chatham Dockyard until replaced by OILPRESS.

1948 refitted with two engines from HLD's 43950 and 43671.

1976 broken up at Hayling Island

Completed as tanker COCKLE. Rebuilt by W. H. Warren, New Holland.

Served as fuel lighter at Chatham Dockyard until replaced by OILPRESS.

1948 refitted with two engines from HLD's 43950 and 43671.

1976 broken up at Hayling Island



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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