S.D/T. Acceptable LT1291
© Barry Banham for FMHT
Official Number: 130028
Yard Number: 127
Gross Tonnage: 82
Net Tonnage: 37
Length: 84.6 ft
Breadth: 18.1 ft
Depth: 8.8 ft
Engine: C.2-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees
Built: Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
1911: Launched by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth (Yd.No.127) for Thomas Alban Utting, Kessingland as ACCEPTABLE.
5.1911: Completed (Thomas A. Utting, managing owner).
30.5.1911: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1125).
31.12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol drifter (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.1299). Later fitted out as a minesweeping drifter. Based at Ramsgate.
24.11.1917: At dawn discovered U.boat (U48) aground on Goodwin Sands. Closed and with other drifters opened fire which was returned. U.boat surrendered.
1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft (T. A. Utting, c/o Hobson & Co, Lowestoft).
11.7.1919: Sold to Robert Frater, Dorothy Mary Frater, Knightsbridge & Charles Edward Naich, Hammersmith, London.
23.8.1919: Lowestoft registry closed.
8.1919: Registered at Ramsgate (R78).
1919: Sold to Thanet Steam Trawling Co Ltd, London (Thomas W. Chapman, Ramsgate, manager).
19.1.1924: Sold to Frederick Spashett, Lowestoft.
1.1921: Ramsgate registry closed.
30.1.1924: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1291).
31.1.1924: Sold to County Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Wilfred George Lucas, Stowmarket, manager).
29.8.1936: At Buncrana with rudder damage.
15.7.1939: Delivered Aberdeen steam drifter DEVON COUNTY ((LT526) with broken crankshaft after tow from Stronsay.
1943-1945: Fishing from Fleetwood (Jack Breach, managing agent).
9.4.1945: Ronald Henry Self appointed manager.
1.7.1945: Broke mainmast at sea.
3.3.1946: At Lowestoft with damage after striking Pier.
28.5.1946: Returned to Lowestoft in leaking condition.
2.3.1947: At Lowestoft, broke adrift in Hamilton Dock.
27.5.1950: Stood by steam drifter PRESENT HELP (LT1120) in leaking condition.
1953: Sold for breaking up.
13.12.1954: Lowestoft registry closed.