Motor Vessel ANN M. built by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in 1961 for Metcalf Motor Coasters Ltd., London, Coaster 07/07/1989 wrecked at Briton Ferry<br />27/05/1994 arrived at Garston for breaking.
O.N. 302789. 1,203g. 594n. 1,676d. 230’ 0” x 36’ 7” x 14’ 7¾”oa.
Two, 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (222 x 292mm) Blackstone ERS8M type by Lister Blackstone Marine Ltd., Dursley, reverse reduction geared to a single screw shaft. 1,320bhp. 11½kts.
12.6.1961: Launched by Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd., Burntisland (Yard No.399) for Metcalf Motor Coasters Ltd., London.
14.7.1970: Owners restyled as Metcalf Coasting and Investments (Holdings) Ltd., and vessel sold to a new subsidiary Metcalf Motor Coasters Ltd.
1972: Owners acquired by Booker Line Ltd., Liverpool and S. William Coe and Company Ltd., Liverpool appointed as managers.
1978: Sold to Coe, Metcalf Shipping Ltd., (same managers).
1980: Removed from management.
2.11.1980: Stranded at South Shingles, R. Thames, refloated and proceeded to Barking, developed leak in engine room and sailed to Gravesend for repair.
4.11.1980: Departed for Goole.
1984: Sold to Clift Maritime Ltd, (Sorek Chartering Ltd, managers), and renamed WHITBURN, under Gibraltar flag.
1988: Renamed WHITBURN GIRL.
14.2.1989: Whilst on a voyage from Livorno for Mostyn, suffered engine problems at 40.44N., 04.12E.
21.2.1989: Arrived at Lisbon for engine repair.
3.3.1989: Departed for Mostyn
1989: Sold to Lofoten Shipping Ltd, and renamed ANN II under St Vincent and Grenadines flag.
7.7.1989: Touched bottom whilst loading granular anthracite at Briton Ferry. Subsequently dry docked at Swansea after discharge. Some deck plating was discovered to be no longer properly attached to framing. Temporarily repaired and drydocked at Swansea. Subsequently laid up. Declared a total loss.
7.11.1990: Left Swansea in tow for Port Penrhyn.
25.12.1990: Broke her moorings at Admiralty Buoy, Menai Straits during a gale and ran aground at Craig-y-Don. She was on a voyage from Port Penrhyn to Garston for demolition.
12.1990: Refloated and laid up at Port Penrhyn.
27.5.1994.. S Evans & Sons Ltd, commenced demolition at Garston