Name: X.217

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

Launch Date: 1916

Builder: Osbourne, Graham & Co., Hylton, Sunderland

Yard No: 205

Engine: BOL

Screws: 2

Other Information:


Recorded as X.217 landing 250 troops from Dunkirk at Ramsgate on 01/06/1940 (may have been X.225)

20/06/1949 WILMAS, John Wilson & James R. Massey, London (ON 183037)

15/10/1949 John Wilson, London

04/1951 MARIE RENÉE, Soc. Picardie d'Armement, St. Valery

Alternative information received …

1946 sold to James W. Cook, Wivenhoe

1951 broken up by Shaw Bros. at Bloors Wharf, Rainham


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