HMS Pomone (1805-1811)

Brief History:

HMS Pomone was built on the Medway at Frindsbury in 1805 as a 38 gun, 5th Rate, Royal Navy Frigate.  She was 150ft (45.7m) long x 40ft (12.2m) beam and took part in the Napolionic Wars and was wrecked on the Needles at the western end of the Isle of Wight on her way back from the Mediterranean on 14th October 1811.

The site is designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973). 

During the Summers of 1998 & 1999, MADU worked in the Solent with the Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology, and amongst other work, helped with the laying of a Divers Trail around the Protected Wreck Site of HMS Pomone adjacent to the Needles.

Waiting for Slack Water over the site of HMS Pomone Waiting for Slack Water over the Site of HMS Pomone

Waiting for Slack Water over the site of HMS Pomone

Still waiting for Slack Water over the site of HMS Pomone Still waiting for Slack Water over the site of HMS Pomone

Still waiting for Slack Water over the site of HMS Pomone