The Tale of Two Shipwrecks - an Online Exhibition
For thousands of years the seas around the island’s coast have been navigated by ships of all sizes and nationalities. Inevitably many ships have been lost and more than 4,000 shipwreck sites appear on the Admiralty's charts.
The island’s 60 miles (97 kilometres) of coastline is generally peaceful and calm but sudden storms and fog have caught many ships unaware. This exhibition tells the story of two of these shipwrecks. The Yarmouth Roads wreck and HMS Pomone.
The Yarmouth Roads Wreck
The wreck site and the Spanish carrack
The 16th century bronze gun
Finds from the Yarmouth Roads Wreck site
HMS Pomone and The Needles
HMS Pomone - The ship and the striking of Goose Rock
Discovering the wreck
More information - The Captain, The Needles and the lighthouses
HMS Pomone - The Finds
The ship's structure
Life on board
Navigation and weapons
Activity page - Fun things to do