Name: X.175

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

Launch Date: 1915

Builder: Wm. Beardmore & Co., Dalmuir

Yard No: 533T

Engine: BOL

Screws: 1

Other Information:

1919 in Northern Russia

1920 sold to Captain G. Taylor

192x BEATRICE HOPE, Hope Lighterage Co. Ltd., London (ON 144652)

1924 Prizeman& Co. Ltd., London

1925 Prizeman& Co. (1925) Ltd., London

1927 Etna Stone & Shingle Co. Snettisham Ltd., London

1928 SERABU, West African Lighterage & Transport Co. Ltd., London and re-engined with a similar Bolinder

1971 register closed


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