Name: X.209

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

Launch Date: 1916

Builder: W. Dobson & Co., Newcastle

Yard No: 201

Engine: BOL

Screws: 2

Other Information:

Recorded as X.209 landing 67 troops from Dunkirk at Ramsgate on 31/5/1940

10/1947 registered to  W. R. Cunis Ltd., London as DODDLES (Reg. London, ON.181764)

Re-engined 1957 with 5cyl. Crossley Bros., Manchester (made 1936)

LR1963-1990 owner A. J. Brush, Maldon

In LR1990, not in 1993

Engine later shown as "Bolinders/ Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln" …. possibly a replacement by Ruston?


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