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Assurance/Pomone
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Place Name : The Needles, Isle of Wight

Lat / Long : 50 ° 39 ' 42 '' North - 1 ° 35' 27'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
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Restrictions: An area within 75m radius of position 50 39' 42" N., 01 35' 27" W. excluding any part of the area which lies above the high-water mark of ordinary spring tides. Chart affected: 2219.
This site is a designated Historic Wreck under the Protection of Wrecks Act, 1973

The site contains what is thought to be the remains of two wrecks; the Assurance, a 44 gun fifth rate lost in 1738, and the Pomone, a 38 gun fifth rate lost in 1811. The site was recently surveyed by the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology.
ADU designation: April 11, 1974; 1974 No. 5; 1974/

References :
Gale, A., 1991, The Story Beneath the Solent. Isle of Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology.
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