X.083

Name: X.083

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Blyth Shipbuilding Co.

Yard No: 186

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

1916 wrecked at Conil, 13 miles south of Cadiz and wreck sold to John Viale, Gibraltar and refloated

Engine by 1923 was 2cyl 50bhp by Scania Lysekil M/V A/B, Lysekil

1923 SHAWFORD (ON 147522), James Dredging, Towage & Transport Co. Ltd., London ON.147522
138grt, 114nrt

Re-engined 1937 3cyl. 120bhp Humboldt-Deutzmotoren, Koln

05/12/1926 owner J. J. Prior (Transport ) Ltd., London

27/09/1956 wrecked on Maplin Sands

1916 wrecked at Conil, 13 miles south of Cadiz and wreck sold to John Viale, Gibraltar and refloated

Engine by 1923 was 2cyl 50bhp by Scania Lysekil M/V A/B, Lysekil

1923 SHAWFORD (ON 147522), James Dredging, Towage & Transport Co. Ltd., London ON.147522
138grt, 114nrt

Re-engined 1937 3cyl. 120bhp Humboldt-Deutzmotoren, Koln

05/12/1926 owner J. J. Prior (Transport ) Ltd., London

27/09/1956 wrecked on Maplin Sands



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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