S.D/T. Humorous LT691 (Seasonal)

Additional material courtesy of Roy Breach


Official Number: 136622
Yard Number: 32
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 101,35
Net Tonnage: 38.79
Length: 87.5 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.0 ft
Built: Charlton & Co Ltd, Grimsby
Engine: 190ihp C.2-cyl by Charlton & Co Ltd, Grimsby
Boiler: Riley Brothers (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees


1.1916: Launched by Charlton & Co Ltd, Grimsby (Yd.No.32) for George Thomas Hume (64/64), Lowestoft as HUMOROUS.
5.1916: Completed.
20.5.1916: Registered at Lowestoft (LT691). Requisitioned from the builders for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.2744). Based in Aegean Sea.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft (George T. Hume, Lowestoft).
1921: White fish trawling from Scarborough (Sk. Harry “Whisper” Cammish and Jim “Batten’er down” Crawford). Richard Wardle Crawford managing agent. At Scarborough alongside pier, at low water heeled over and fell on starboard side causing damage. Richard Wardle Crawford sought compensation from Scarborough Harbour Commissioners citing the state of the harbour bottom as the cause.
16.6.1922: Case heard before the High Court of Justice, Admiralty Division.
17.1.1926: At Brixham delivered steam drifter EVENING PRIMROSE (LT1117) which had been picked up disabled with a fouled propeller.
30.1.1926: Sold to Hollingshurst Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Lowestoft. George Breach appointed manager.
21.9.1926: George Breach died. Share ownership transferred to executors, Louisa Breach, George Alan Breach & Wm. Hutchings all Lowstoft (64/64 joint owners). George Alan Breach designated managing owner.
1928: Seasonal white fish trawling out of Fleetwood.
19.6.1928: typical landing 55 boxes.
1930/31: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood.
25.1.1933: To be sold by Order of the High Court of Justice, Admiralty Division.
24.2.1933: Sold by Order of the Admiralty Marshal at Lowestoft to Peacock & Co (Lowestoft) Ltd (64/64), Lowestoft. Arthur Gouldby, Kessingland appointed manager.
13.10.1936: Frederick Ernest Beane appointed manager.
22.9.1934: At Lowestoft (Sk. W. Durrant) delivered steam drifter ACCUMULATOR (LT655) picked up disabled with broken propeller.
7.1939: Sold for breaking up.
18.1.1940: Lowestoft registry closed “Vessel broken up … ”.

08/09/2011: Page published. 4 updates since then.
15/01/2021: Updated history and technical details.