Name: X.208

Class: 98 foot, powered; Nos X.201 - X.225

Launch Date: 16/06/1916

Builder: Craig Taylor & Co., Stockton-on-Tees

Yard No: 188

Engine: CAMP


Other Information:

Served for canteen stores in France and Rosyth.

1921 for disposal at Rosyth

1923 T.I.C. LIGHTER No.11, Tyne Improvement Commission (ON.145507)

1925 John Gunn & Joseph Cockburn, Newcastle

1926 registered to Thos. J. Metcalf Jnr., Thorpe Bay (reg. London)

1927 renamed MONICA M

1929 New Goldfields of Venezuela Ltd., London

1934 register closed ' derelict and scuttled at Trinidad'

1935 Frank Cooper (Gordon Grant & Co. Ltd.), Port of Spain (reg. Trinidad)

1945 reported sunk in the River Orinoco.


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