Name: X.105

As MARGARET G outward at Silvertown on 16/09/1994 as SIDNEY P  outward at Woolwich on 30/4/1980  as SIDNEY P  near Blackfriars Bridge on 29/6/1976 As SIDNEY P  passing Greenwich on 29/6/1968 As SIDNEY P, photo by Derek Sands passing Tilbury on 27/6/1983 As MARGARET G, photo from Ted Ingham, at Queenborough As MARGARET G, photo by Richard Myers As MARGARET G, photo by Richard Myers

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

Launch Date: 1915

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

Yard No: 320

Engine: PLE


Other Information:

1919 in Northern Russia

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

31/05/1926 to London register with James Dredging, Towage & Transport Co Ltd, London as SWAY (ON 149710, 141grt 90nrt)

Engine 1 cyl. Plenty & Son, Newbury, 46bhp, 4 knots

1936 sold to J J Prior (Transport) Ltd, London
1938 (135grt 51nrt)
1939 re-engined M3cy 110bhp 7kn Deutz

1963 renamed SIDNEY P.

1964 rebuilt by Smith & Donovan & James Pollock, Sons & Co., Faversham

Re-registered London in 1964 due to altered depth

1964 re-engined Skandia M2cyl, 150bhp

1969 re-engined M6cy 180bhp 8kn Bergius-Kelvin

05/1987 sold to Grange Marine Services Ltd, Sark & Queenborough and renamed MARGARET G.

12/1987 sold to Lavington International Ltd, Gibraltar [presumably operated by Grange Marine, see also X 81] and later on to Gambia


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