S.D/T. Humorous LT691 (Seasonal)

Additional material courtesy of Roy Breach


Official Number: 136622
Yard Number: 32
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 101
Net Tonnage: 39
Length: 87.5 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.0 ft
Engine: C.2-cyl by Charlton & Co Ltd, Grimsby
Boiler: Riley Brothers (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees
Built: Charlton & Co Ltd, Grimsby


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).
17.1.1926: At Brixham delivered steam drifter EVENING PRIMROSE (LT1117) which had been disabled with a fouled propeller.
3.2.1926: 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 (George Alan Breach managing owner).
1930/31: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood.
3.3.1933: Sold to Peacock & Co (Lowestoft) Ltd (64/64), Lowestoft (Arthur Gouldby, Kessingland, manager).
22.9.1934: At Lowestoft (Sk. W. Durrant) delivered steam drifter ACCUMULATOR (LT655) 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.