Name: X.160

and inward as AHP at Tilbury on 23/6/1981 As AHP outward on the Thames on 19/7/1977

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Wm. Beardmore & Co., Dalmuir

Yard No: 533E

Engine: BEAR


Other Information:

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

1927 registered to James Dredging, Towage & Transport Co. Ltd., London as SHERFIELD (Reg. London ON.149809)

Re-engined 1938 3cyl. Humboldt-Deutzmotoren, Koln

1936 registered to  J. J. Prior (Transport) Ltd., Blackwall

Re-engined 1955 2cyl. Skandia

1963 rebuilt by Thomas W. Hughan & Co. Ltd., Greenwich

1963 renamed A.H.P., J. J. Prior Ltd.

1983 broken up


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