Latitude 50.379929 N
Longitude 4.193617 W
Depth 3m
Accuracy 5m
Location Description Off Torpoint

UKHO 61761

Craft type Pilot vessel
Date built 1950
Date of loss 1997?
Manner of loss Foundered
Outcome Abandoned
Construction Steel
Propulsion Diesel
Nationality Belgian
Departure port Plymouth
Destination port Plymouth
Hull length 49.5m
Hull beam 8.4m
Hull tons 499 grt
Armament None
Crew None
Built Beliard Crighton Shipyard, Ostend
Master ?
Owners ?

Anna II

The large steel ship sunk off Torpoint just north of the chain ferry is the remains of the Anna II, a former Belgian pilot vessel.   The Anna II was built in 1950 at the Beliard Crighton Shipyard in Ostend as LOODSBOOT 3 with yard number 122, one of three ships including the Scorpios and the Stern.  The ships were 499 grt, 49.5m overall and 8.4m beam with a draught of 3.6m.

The Anna II was sold in 1977 and she ended up with a British owner who put her on a mooring in the Tamar River off Torpoint.  The owner was in the process of converting the ship when she sank at her mooring in about 1997 and she was abandoned where she lay.

Visiting the Anna II

The Anna II can be seen from the Torpoint shore but can only be vsited by boat. Do not attempt to get on board as the wreck is in a dangerous condition.

Anna II

The Anna II abandoned in the Tamar River in 2012

Anna II

The Anna II alongside in Charlestown in 1989 (ShipSpotting)

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