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Photographer:Phil English [View profile]Title:Normand RockAdded:Jun 22, 2006
Photo Category: Tugs
Another shot of Normand Rock/Anna B at Ramsgate 10/6/82.

The Normand Rock had recently been salvaged following a sinking off Norway and had been sold to the tug operator ITL. She was at Ramsgate under repair and in the process of being renamed Anna B. However, in 1988 she sank again 5 m from Haisboro Light vessel as ITL Anna B and was this time not salvaged. Talk about unlucky
Vessel Identification
Name:Itl Anna B
Former name(s):
- Anna B (Until 1987)
- Euroman (Until 1986)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:518 tons
Summer DWT:337 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1978
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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jackman on Nov 18, 2012 19:30 (5 years ago)
Hi im jacko l was on the Lorna be in nattenle it was me
sitting on aft deck we were working up in finland and then
towing to santanda l was the bosun on board a good vessel
with a goog skipper called peter b.... d
Phil English on Apr 04, 2012 20:21 (6 years ago)
Thanks Bjorn for the addition of that comprehensive and useful information.

Bjørn Knudsen on Apr 01, 2012 20:22 (6 years ago)
Here is the story of a series of 3 vessels Solstad was built at Marystown Shipyard, St, John's in 1978/79.

Delivered 08.1978, 499 grt, 42.82 x 11.02 m, 6000bhk, 14 kn.
Ravaged by fire in the engine room 23.4.81, 90 of Stavanger.
Condemned and taken over by the insurers. Furthermore Sold Towing Ltd., Hull.
Repaired in Ramsgate and set in motion as "Anna B". Renamed 10.82 to "ITL Anna B" and 83 to "Euroman". In 86 again as "Anna B" and "ITL Anna B".
Abandoned by crew 2/8/88, 5 NW of Haisbord lightship and sank the same day.


Delivered 05.1979, the same data as Normand Rock.
Sank 06/09/82 during the anchoring of the pipe layer barge "Bar 423" in position. 55.29 N, 04.51 O. An anchor fell from the barge and went through the stern, which was filled with water, and the ship sank. Featured 08.82 of the crane ship and towed to Bremerhaven for inspection. Sold for 12.82 Intl. Towing Ltd, Hull, repaired and put into service as "Lorna B". Belonged Butoil Services. Capsized and sank in Cook Inlet 19.08.89.


Delivered 08.1979, the same data as Normand Rock.
Sold 06.84 to KS AS Offshore Atlantic (Sigval Bergesen, Br.Olsen AS Norchart Ltd., United Shipping) renamed "Krossfonn". From 02.85 disp. of Br.Olsen as "Kongsbru". Renamed again to 08.86 "Krossfonn" and registered the same year as "Scan Partner" Krossfonn Inc. (Sigval Bergesen), Panama.
Come on fire and sank 05/17/88 during efforts to rescue the burning T / T "Barcelona" by Larak v.Hormuz the Persian Gulf.

One can safely say this was an unfortunate trio.
From a book called Our Motor Ship,
Posted by Leif M Bjørkelund and E H Kongshavn.
Frederick James Todd on Apr 01, 2012 19:32 (6 years ago)
The structure you can see is the aft section top of the bulwarks and stern roller.

Phil English on Jun 26, 2006 08:13 (12 years ago)
Thanks for the comment and info Wim. To be honest, I've no idea what that structure is. I was wondering myself. Maybe one of our seafaring members who have experience of tugs and anchor handlers might know.

Wim Kosten / on Jun 23, 2006 15:18 (12 years ago)
Interesting picture, I was wondering what the structure is which seems to be raised over her aftdeck. Any clues?

Her other 2 sisters where unlucky also.

NORMAND ROSS sank as SCAN PARTNER while assisting tanker BARCELONA which exploded in the PG.

NORMAND ROUGH sank twice, in 1982 she took water due to hitting an anchor of the BAR-423 (assume she was AHT on her). Salvaged and rebuild and renamed LORNA B. In 1989 capsized at Cook Inlet, Alaska.


Ben on Jun 22, 2006 21:55 (12 years ago)
Nice shot mate,big tug 8-)
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