X.222

Name: X.222

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

Launch Date: 1916

Builder: Sunderland S.B. Company

Yard No: 311

Engine: BOL

Screws: 2

Other Information:

1921 for disposal at Rosyth

1922 sold to Dashwood & Partners Ltd., London

1922 TOWER BRIDGE, London & Frankfurt-am-Main Service Ltd.

1925 sold to C. Shaw Lovell & Sons Ltd., London

1933 PLYMOUTH TRADER, Plymouth Coasters Ltd. (L. G. Tom)

Requisitioned as a cable layer in WW2

1947 TUULA, Fenno Tramp O/Y, Helsingfors

1951 MARJA-LIISA, Merialus O/Y (Frans Saarelainen), Helsingfors

1952 lengthened to 122.4 feet

1959 KLARA, F. L. Bryggman, Abo / Turku (to LR1966)

LR1968 onwards Teuvo Oskari Hanttu, Turku, listed as ro/ro ferry with bow door and still with Bolinder engines

In existence 1995 as a cargo/passenger ferry at Turku.

06/2001 sold to Swedish owners and believed taken to Stockholm in 2003

LR2005 shown with now owner / flag



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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