X.211

Name: X.211

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

Launch Date: 1916

Builder: W. Dobson & Co., Newcastle

Yard No: 203

Engine: BOL

Screws: 2

Other Information:

1921 for disposal at Chatham

LR1927-1964 ARRETON, The Island Transport Co., Cowes

Re-engined 1939 by Skandia

Re-engined 1958 by Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln

(photo at Shoreham in 04/1986 on D. Mallard website)

In LR1964, not in 1966

Later to River Severn

10/1998 abandoned at ………. after being left in a field during floods

Broken up by owner commencing in 2004 and continuing at least into 06/2008 when the bottom and aft end to bridge front was still present (see photos below)



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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