Name X.127
Type X-Lighter
Year 1915
GRT 130
Engines Motor (aft)
Builder GOOLE SHIPBUILDING & REPAIRING CO. LTD.
At GOOLE (Dutch River)
Launch date  
Yard number 189
Owners The Admiralty
History Water carrier L.9 from 1917

Post war based at Constantinople

9/1923 towed to Malta

Used as a fuel lighter with unofficial name 'TALBOT'

Fate 06/03/1942 sunk during bombing in Marsamxett Harbour, Valletta

Wreck remains a diving site with a fairly complete hull but is threatened (late 2008) with removal to make way for a marina.

See Times of Malta

Also see fuller details of her history and the wreck on X.127

Example of X-Lighter post war


GOOLE S.B. LIST