X.081

Name: X.081

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Blyth Shipbuilding Co.

Yard No: 184

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

17/11/1924 to London register as BETTY HUDSON, Hudsons Ltd, Brighton (ON.148503)

133grt, 92nrt, 80bhp, 7.25knots, Skandia engine

18/06/1925 to Prizeman & Co (1925) Ltd, Southampton

01/08/1925 to Timothy Tomlinson, William Scott & Thomas W. Dunn, Hull

09/10/1925 to George F. Birch, William Scott & Thomas W. Dunn, Hull

18/10/1927 to B. W. Steamship, Tug & Lighter Co. Ltd. & W. Scott, London

17/07/1944 to J. J. Prior (Transport) Ltd., Blackwall, London

17/11/1924 to London register as BETTY HUDSON, Hudsons Ltd, Brighton (ON.148503)

133grt, 92nrt, 80bhp, 7.25knots, Skandia engine

18/06/1925 to Prizeman & Co (1925) Ltd, Southampton

01/08/1925 to Timothy Tomlinson, William Scott & Thomas W. Dunn, Hull

09/10/1925 to George F. Birch, William Scott & Thomas W. Dunn, Hull

18/10/1927 to B. W. Steamship, Tug & Lighter Co. Ltd. & W. Scott, London

17/07/1944 to J. J. Prior (Transport) Ltd., Blackwall, London

Re-engined 1948 2 cyl. Skandia, 130bhp

1963 renamed LEAH P, 172grt, 55nrt, 105.1 x 21.1 x 8.6ft.

1973 renamed COLIN P

1987 NICHOLA G

LR1990, 1993 owner Lavington International Ltd., London

later owner Grange Marine, Queenborough

Stripped and used for stores

Engines removed 1995

Later lying in Queenborough Creek, last noted 09/2005 by P. Simons



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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