X.223

Name: X.223

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

Launch Date: 1916

Builder: Sunderland S.B. Company

Yard No: 312

Engine: BOL

Screws: 2

Other Information:

1925 C.84

07/12/1949 first reg. at London, ON.183150 to John Byford & Son Ltd., Poplar as DELCE

1950 123grt, 58nrt

LR1951, 1954 owner John Byford & Sons Ltd., London

Re-engined in ????, 2cyl by Ellire Diesel Marine Works, Sodertalje (made 1938)

1956 Ham Lighterage Co. Ltd., London

1956 re-engined  M4cyl.2-stroke 85bhp by Bergius  Co. Ltd., Glasgow

14/02/1962 sank off theentrance to the River Crouch

NB LR's from 1951 list her as a Blyth S.B. vessel of 98 feet but by 1959 as 103.9 feet so possibly she is former X.79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 87, 88 or even former dumb from series DX.7-10.

 



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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