HMS Invincible, Horse and Dean Sand - Hampshire (off)

Invincible was launched in 1744 as a third rate 74-gun French warship. Captured by the British at the first Battle of Finisterre in 1747, she was taken into the Royal Navy. In 1758 she ran aground on Horse Tail Sand, and eventually sank. Historic England have continued to work with the licensed team led by Pascoe Archaeology Services to monitor and record the site as it is exposed, and to recover high risk mobile artefacts before they are lost.

HMS Invincible, Horse and Dean Sand - Hampshire (off)
© Pascoe Archaeological Services

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    HMS Invincible
    Heritage Category:
    Protected Wreck Site
    List Entry Number:
    1000052
    Local Planning Authority:
    Hampshire (off)
    Site Type:
    Maritime > Wreck

Location

    Locality:
    Horse and Dean Sand
    County:
    off Hampshire (off)
    Region:
    South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Wreck site
    Condition:
    Extensive significant problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Priority:
    B - Action/strategy agreed but not yet implemented (where trend is declining or unknown)
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Government or agency