Name: X.100

As BRITISH TOILER, photo from Barney Hunt

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: W. Dobson & Co., Newcastle

Yard No: 194

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

1919 in Northern Russia

Converted 1916/1917 to oil fuel barge TOILER

1920 sold to Vauxhall Trading Co. Ltd.

192x BRITISH TOILER, British Petroleum Company (ON 146645)

1932 transferred to Shell-Mex & B.P. Ltd., London

1938 re-engined with 4cyl. by Crossley Bros., Manchester

1975 to Shell U.K. Ltd.

1981 to Bowker & King Ltd., London

11/1987 broken up at Rochester by Romamet Ltd.


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