Choice Lass

Vessel name on Arrival: Lord Howe

Lord Howe - LT 1257

Original Builder: Lowestoft Shipbuilding Yard

Original Yard No:

Official Number:

Vessel Type: trawler

GRT: 75

Year Built: 1917

Arrival Date: 05/04/1946

Breakup Started: 21/04/1946

Date First Beached: 03/03/1947

Date Breakup Completed: 12/01/1948

Draught For’d: 4' 0"

Draught Aft: 7' 3"

Name Changes:

 Launched as CHOICE LASS and later renamed LORD HOWE




Other Information:

Built as the Drifter CHOICE LASS for the Lowestoft Steam Herring Drifters Company           Regn. :  LT 1257


80' 7"  x  17' 11" 


Requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1939

Returned to the original Owners in 1946

Sent for demolition in 1946


(The image below courtesy of the Shetland Museum website and shows the Lord Howe as the nearest vessel)