Name: X.214

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

Launch Date: 1916

Builder: J. T. Eltringham & Co., Willington Quay, Tyne

Yard No: 325

Engine: PLE

Screws: 2

Other Information:

12/1920 sold to Captain Joseph Green, London

1921 BARRETT, Kyle Transport Co. Ltd., Liverpool (ON 145890)

1923 sold to John Summers & Sons Ltd., Shotton and re-engined with a Bolinders 2 cyl.

1931 sold to John Carter (Poole) Ltd.

1932 renamed ARRIPAY

1935 sold to J. J. Prior (Transport) Ltd., London

1941 re-engined with 6 cyl. by Atlantic Engine Co., Wishaw

30/1/1948 sank after being abandoned off Walton-on-the-Naze on passage from Fingringhoe for London with sand and gravel.


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