X.147

Name: X.147

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

Launch Date: 15/04/1915

Builder: Wm. Doxford & Sons, Pallion, Sunderland

Yard No: 501

Engine:

Screws:

Other Information:

1921 for disposal at Chatham
1922 MOLLOU, Hazell & Newton

1936 re-engined 5cyl. Crossley Bros., Manchester

1947 KAJ HELIN

1948 MOLLOU

1957 SEEHUND, Hermann Janssen, Norddeich

12/12/1964 sailed from Cuxhaven for Norddeich and disappeared with her crew of 4 including her owner-master. ('Marine News' 2/1965)



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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