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AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

X-LIGHTER and DX-LIGHTER type landing craft (1915-1916)

 

X1 1915

     

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
X1   512 Ropner, Stockton   5/1915 1915 stricken early 1920s?
X2   512 Ropner, Stockton   6/1915 1915 stricken 1922
X3   512 Ropner, Stockton   6/1915 1915 tanker 1917
X4   512 Ropner, Stockton   6/1915 1915 medical barge 1919, later to Spain
X5     Head Wrightson, Middlesbrough   1915 1915 sunk 24/1/1918
X6     Head Wrightson, Middlesbrough   1915 1915 sold 5/1920
X7     Head Wrightson, Middlesbrough   1915 1915 sold 11/1920
X8     Laing, Sunderland   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X9     Laing, Sunderland   1915 1915 ?
X10     Laing, Sunderland   1915 1915 ?
X11     Laing, Sunderland   1915 1915 ?
X12     Laing, Sunderland   1915 1915 to France 1920?
X13     Laing, Sunderland   1915 1915 sold 6/1920, later to Spain
X14   281 Austin, Sunderland   8/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921, later to Spain
X15   282 Austin, Sunderland   27/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X16   283 Austin, Sunderland   2/6/1915 1915 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X17   284 Austin, Sunderland   10/6/1915 1915 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X18   285 Austin, Sunderland   15/6/1915 1915 ?
X19   173 Craig Taylor, Stockton   26/4/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X20   174 Craig Taylor, Stockton   26/4/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X21   175 Craig Taylor, Stockton   1/5/1915 1915 sold 1950
X22   176 Craig Taylor, Stockton   4/5/1915 1915 sold 1920
X23   177 Craig Taylor, Stockton   1/6/1915 1915 sold 1930
X24   178 Craig Taylor, Stockton   14/6/1915 1915 sold 1920
X25   179 Craig Taylor, Stockton   2/7/1915 1915 lost ?/?/1919
X26   180 Craig Taylor, Stockton   2/7/1915 1915 sold 1920
X27   M563 Irvine, Middleton   28/4/1915 1915 ?
X28   M564 Irvine, Middleton   28/4/1915 1915 sold 1922
X29   M565 Irvine, Middleton   28/4/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X30   H569 Irvine, Harbour Dock   1915 1915 ?
X31   H570 Irvine, Harbour Dock   1915 1915 sold 1/1949
X32   H571 Irvine, Harbour Dock   1915 1915 hospital barge, lost ?/?/1915
X33   H572 Irvine, Harbour Dock   1915 1915 for disposal 1921, landing craft 1941, for disposal 1945
X34   H573 Irvine, Harbour Dock   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X35   H574 Irvine, Harbour Dock   1915 1915 sold 1920s
X36   M566 Irvine, Middleton   13/5/1915 1915 sold 1940s
X37   M567 Irvine, Middleton   13/5/1915 1915 sold 1922
X38   M568 Irvine, Middleton   13/5/1915 1915 sold 1927
X39   192 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X40   193 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X41   194 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 ?
X42   195 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 tanker 1916
X43   196 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 sold 1921
X44   197 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 sold 1920
X45   198 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 sold 1946
X46   199 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 sold 1920
X47   200 Osborne Graham, North Hylton   1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X48   655 Richardson Duck, Thornaby   8/5/1915 1915 sold 1921
X49   656 Richardson Duck, Thornaby   8/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X50   657 Richardson Duck, Thornaby   8/5/1915 1915 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X51   658 Richardson Duck, Thornaby   15/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X52   659 Richardson Duck, Thornaby   15/5/1915 1915 ?
X53   660 Richardson Duck, Thornaby   15/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X54   296 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X55   297 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sunk 9/11/1915
X56   298 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 1921
X57   299 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 1920
X58   300 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 ?
X59   301 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X60   302 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 1920s
X61   303 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 1922
X62   304 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X63   305 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 to RAF 1918 (X368)
X64   306 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 1940s
X65   307 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 1919, landing craft 1941, returned 1946
X66   308 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 1919, landing craft 1941, returned 1945
X67   309 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 1922
X68   310 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X69   395 Short, Pallion   1915 1915 BU 1925
X70   396 Short, Pallion   1915 1915 sold 1920s
X71   397 Short, Pallion   1915 1915 sold 9/1922
X72   398 Short, Pallion   1915 1915 sold 1921
X73   399 Short, Pallion   1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X74   400 Short, Pallion   1915 1915 sold 6/1920, later to Spain
X75   401 Short, Pallion   1915 1915 tanker 1916
X76     Short, Pallion   1915 1915 // --- completed as tanker
X77     Short, Pallion   1915 1915 // --- completed as tanker
X78     Short, Pallion   1915 1915 // --- completed as tanker
X79     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 sold 1920s
X80     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 sold 1920
X81     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 sold 1924
X82     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 for disposal 1921, landing craft 1941, returned 1945
X83     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 wrecked ?/?/1916
X84     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 sold 1922
X85     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X86     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 sold 1924
X87     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X88     Blyth SB, Cowpen Quay   1915 1915 sold 1920s
X89   246 Caledon, Dundee   1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X90   247 Caledon, Dundee   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X91   248 Caledon, Dundee   1915 1915 sold 1920
X92   249 Caledon, Dundee   1915 1915 sold 1920
X93   245 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith   1915 1915 // --- completed as tanker
X94   246 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith   1915 1915 sold 1920
X95   247 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith   4/1915 1915 wrecked 1/6/1940
X96   248 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X97     Dundee SB   1915 1915 for disposal 1921, landing craft 1941, returned 1945
X98     Dundee SB   1915 1915 sold 1922
X99   193 Dobson, Low Walker   1915 1915 ?
X100   194 Dobson, Low Walker   1915 1915 tanker 1916
X101   195 Dobson, Low Walker   1915 1915 sold 1920
X102   196 Dobson, Low Walker   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X103   318 Eltringham, Willington Quay   1915 1915 torpedo lighter 1940
X104   319 Eltringham, Willington Quay   1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X105   320 Eltringham, Willington Quay   1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X106   321 Eltringham, Willington Quay   1915 1915 // --- completed as tanker
X107   232 Northumberland, Howden   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X108   233 Northumberland, Howden   1915 1915 sold 1920, later to Spain
X109   234 Northumberland, Howden   1915 1915 sold 1920, later to Spain
X110   235 Northumberland, Howden   1915 1915 sunk 24/1/1918
X111   1 Readhead, South Shields   1915 1915 auxiliary 1925
X112   2 Readhead, South Shields   1915 1915 sold 1920
X113   3 Readhead, South Shields   1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X114   4 Readhead, South Shields   1915 1915 lost ?/?/1919
X115   200 Tyne Iron Wks, Willington Quay   1/5/1915 1915 ?
X116   201 Tyne Iron Wks, Willington Quay   13/5/1915 1915 ?
X117   202 Tyne Iron Wks, Willington Quay   23/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X118   517 Thompson, North Sands   27/4/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X119   518 Thompson, North Sands   3/5/1915 1915 ?
X120   519 Thompson, North Sands   10/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X121   520 Thompson, North Sands   18/5/1915 1915 lost ?/?/1915
X122   521 Thompson, North Sands   14/5/1915 1915 lost ?/?/1915
X123   522 Thompson, North Sands   21/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X124   617 Earle, Hull   5/1915 1915 // --- completed as water tanker
X125   618 Earle, Hull   5/1915 1915 sold 1920s
X126   619 Earle, Hull   5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X127   189 Goole SB   1915 1915 // --- completed as water tanker
X128   190 Goole SB   1915 1915 // --- completed as water carrier
X129   191 Goole SB   1915 1915 sold 6/1920, later to Spain
X130     Cochrane, Selby   1915 1915 sunk ?/10/1915
X131   717 Cochrane, Selby   1915 1915 sold 1952
X132   713 Cochrane, Selby   1915 1915 ?
X133   714 Cochrane, Selby   1915 1915 ?
X134   715 Cochrane, Selby   1915 1915 cable layer 1940s
X135   718 Cochrane, Selby   1915 1915 sold 1923
X136   22 Clelands, Willington Quay   1915 1915 sold 1920s
X137   23 Clelands, Willington Quay   1915 1915 sold 1921
X138   24 Clelands, Willington Quay   1915 1915 wrecked 28/2/1918
X139   491 Doxford, Pallion   17/3/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X140   492 Doxford, Pallion   31/3/1915 1915 sold 1960
X141   493 Doxford, Pallion   26/3/1915 1915 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X142   495 Doxford, Pallion   1/4/1915 1915 ?
X143   494 Doxford, Pallion   15/4/1915 1915 ?
X144   496 Doxford, Pallion   28/5/1915 1915 ?
X145   497 Doxford, Pallion   15/4/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X146   498 Doxford, Pallion   28/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X147   501 Doxford, Pallion   15/4/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X148   502 Doxford, Pallion   28/5/1915 1915 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X149   503 Doxford, Pallion   27/5/1915 1915 sunk 31/5/1940
X150   504 Doxford, Pallion   28/5/1915 1915 to France 1920
X151   505 Doxford, Pallion   31/3/1915 1915 sold 1922
X152   499 Doxford, Pallion   29/6/1915 1915 to RAF 1917 (X370?)
X153   500 Doxford, Pallion   29/6/1915 1915 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X154     Teeside Bridge, Middlesbrough   6/1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X155     Teeside Bridge, Middlesbrough   6/1915 1915 to RAF 1917 (X370?)
X156   533A Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 auxiliary 1918
X157   533B Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920
X158   533C Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920
X159   533D Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920
X160   533E Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920
X161   533F Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 // --- completed as tanker
X162   533G Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 auxiliary 1918?
X163   533H Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 1919?
X164   533I Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 1920s
X165   533J Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920
X166   533K Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 ?
X167   533L Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 5/1920
X168   533M Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 5/1920
X169   533N Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 1920
X170   533O Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920
X171   533P Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 lost ?/?/1919
X172   533Q Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920, later to Spain
X173   533R Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920, later to Spain
X174   533S Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 6/1920, later to Spain
X175   533T Beardmore, Dalmuir   1915 8/1915 sold 1920
X176   999 Swan Hunter, Low Walker   1915 7/1915 sold 1920s
X177   999 Swan Hunter, Low Walker   1915 7/1915 auxiliary 1910s?
X178   999 Swan Hunter, Low Walker   1915 7/1915 transport 1929
X179   94 George Brown, Greenock   1915 1915 ?
X180   93 George Brown, Greenock   1915 1915 ?
X181   233 Blumer, North Dock   13/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X182   234 Blumer, North Dock   13/5/1915 1915 ?
X183   235 Blumer, North Dock   28/5/1915 1915 ?
X184   236 Blumer, North Dock   28/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X185   237 Blumer, North Dock   2/6/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X186   331 Caird, Greenock   1915 1915 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X187   332 Caird, Greenock   1915 1915 ?
X188   333 Caird, Greenock   1915 1915 ?
X189   334 Caird, Greenock   1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X190   335 Caird, Greenock   1915 1915 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X191   296 Thompson, Southwick   3/5/1915 1915 ?
X192   297 Thompson, Southwick   10/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X193   295 Thompson, Southwick   2/4/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X194   299 Thompson, Southwick   14/5/1915 1915 ?
X195   300 Thompson, Southwick   21/5/1915 1915 ?
X196   298 Thompson, Southwick   13/5/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X197   516 Ropner, Stockton   30/6/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X198   517 Ropner, Stockton   30/6/1915 1915 sold 6/1920
X199     Wrightson, Middlesbrough   6/1915 1915 tanker 1916
X200     Wrightson, Middlesbrough   6/1915 1915 for disposal 1921
X201   305 Ailsa, Troon   1916 1916 sold 1947
X202   306 Ailsa, Troon   1916 1916 for disposal 1921
X203   323 Bow McLachlan, Paisley   1916 1916 sold 1920, landing craft 1941, returned 1945
X204   324 Bow McLachlan, Paisley   1916 1916 sold 1923
X205   98 George Brown, Greenock   1916 1916 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X206   99 George Brown, Greenock   1916 1916 sold 1940s
X207   187 Craig Taylor, Stockton   15/6/1916 1916 tanker 1920
X208   188 Craig Taylor, Stockton   16/6/1916 1916 for disposal 1921
X209   201 Dobson, Low Walker   1916 1916 sold 1940s
X210   202 Dobson, Low Walker   1916 1916 for disposal 1921
X211   203 Dobson, Low Walker   1916 1916 for disposal 1921
X212   204 Dobson, Low Walker   1916 1916 for disposal 1921
X213   324 Eltringham, Willington Quay   1916 1916 sunk 31/5/1940
X214   325 Eltringham, Willington Quay   1916 1916 sold 12/1920
X215   326 Eltringham, Willington Quay   1916 1916 sold 12/1920
X216   214 Osbourne Graham, North Hylton   1916 1916 repair barge 1919
X217   215 Osbourne Graham, North Hylton   1916 1916 sold 1946
X218   248 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith   1916 1916 for disposal 1921
X219   249 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith   1916 1916 auxiliary 1920s
X220   582 Simons, Renfrew   9/1916 9/1916 ?
X221   583 Simons, Renfrew   9/1916 9/1916 sold 5/1920, later to Spain
X222   311 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1916 1916 for disposal 1921
X223   312 Sunderland SB, South Dock   1916 1916 auxiliary 1925
X224   208 Tyne Iron Wks, Willington Quay   15/7/1916 1916 auxiliary 1920s
X225   209 Tyne Iron Wks, Willington Quay   21/7/1916 1916 sold 1946

 

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp. Fate
DX1   189 Craig Taylor, Stockton   19/6/1916 late 1916 sold 1947-48
DX2   190 Craig Taylor, Stockton   19/6/1916 late 1916 sold 1947-48
DX3   205 Dobson, Newcastle   1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX4   206 Dobson, Newcastle   1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX5   203 Goole SB   1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX6   204 Goole SB   1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX7     Blyth SB   28/9/1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX8     Blyth SB   28/9/1916 late 1916 sold 1921
DX9     Blyth SB   28/9/1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX10     Blyth SB   28/9/1916 late 1916 sold 1921
DX11   214 Harkess, Middlesbrough   31/5/1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX12   215 Harkess, Middlesbrough   31/5/1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX13   216 Wrightson, Middlesbrough   1916 late 1916 for disposal 1921
DX14   217 Wrightson, Middlesbrough   1916 late 1916 ?
DX15     Osbourne Graham, Sunderland   1916 late 1916 ?
DX16     Osbourne Graham, Sunderland   1916 late 1916 ?
DX17   406 Short, Sunderland   5/4/1916 late 1916 ?
DX18   407 Short, Sunderland   17/5/1916 late 1916 ?
DX19   408 Short, Sunderland   17/5/1916 late 1916 ?
DX20   409 Short, Sunderland   22/5/1916 late 1916 ?
DX21   584 Simons, Renfrew   1916 late 1916 ?
DX22   585 Simons, Renfrew   1916 late 1916 ?
DX23   302 Thompson, Sunderland   2/6/1916 late 1916 auxiliary 1921
DX24   303 Thompson, Sunderland   2/6/1916 late 1916 ?
DX25   304 Thompson, Sunderland   2/6/1916 late 1916 ?

 

Displacement normal, t

X1 - 200: 160

X201 - 225, DX1 - 25: 137

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

X1 - 200: 32.2

X201 - 225, DX1 - 25: 29.6

Breadth, m

X1 - 200: 6.40

X201 - 225, DX1 - 25: 6.10

Draught, m

1.10

No of shafts

X1 - 225: 1

DX1 - 25: none

Machinery

X1 - 225: Bolinder semi-diesel

DX1 - 25: none

Power, h. p.

X1 - 225: 60

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

none

Capacity

500 troops

Complement  

Ship project history: Designed initially for Dardanelles by James Pollock & Sons of Faversham, who provided Bolinder diesels to a large number of sub-contractors. DX1-25 were intended to be towed by X-lighters.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: One, X22 was used as a decoy vessel, and several were transferred to the Indian Government for operations in Mesopotamia. Most were sold or used for subsidiary duties by 1925, but 32 lasted until the Second World War.

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Ivan Gogin, 2010