X.079

Name: X.079

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Blyth Shipbuilding Co.

Yard No: 182

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

Also designated K.7

then probably

192x to Netherlands owners as THAMES VII

1923 re-engined with M2cyl Bolinder

1930 Clifford Newton, London as LYNCEUS (ON 162480)

1935? to France as COMME TU POURRAS, owner Laurent Le Hir to 1955, then Louis M. Piriou

1958, March lost off Portrieux

Also designated K.7

then probably

192x to Netherlands owners as THAMES VII

1923 re-engined with M2cyl Bolinder

1930 Clifford Newton, London as LYNCEUS (ON 162480)

1935? to France as COMME TU POURRAS, owner Laurent Le Hir to 1955, then Louis M. Piriou

1958, March lost off Portrieux



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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