Name: X.104

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: J. T. Eltringham & Co., Willington Quay, Tyne

Yard No: 319



Other Information:

1919 in Northern Russia

06/1920 sold to M. S. Hilton as agent.


06/07 1926 to London register as SWANMORE (ON 148790), James Dredging, Towage & Transport Co. Ltd., London

Engine (undated) was M1cy 9"x13½" 45nhp 5kn Kromhout semi-diesel, made by D Greaker Jr, Amsterdam.

22/01/1936 to Lincoln & Hull Water Transport Co. Ltd. (later Lincoln & Hull Marine Contractors Ltd.)

In LR1974, not in 1976

In existence in 1992 (photo, Dave Mallard X-Lighter website)


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