MAS-D100194: MAS-D100194; Kent; Rounded bowl; Image 1 of 3

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Unique ID: MAS-D100194

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

One complete round bowl with a diameter of 241.3 mm and one part of a broken plate, both displaying the markers mark. Both pieces of ceramics have dark coloured decorative bands running around the outside and inside rim and have fractal cracks present. The white ceramic also has brown blemishes in places, but overall is in fair condition. The symbol crest in the centre of the bowl is a shield with "H.A.P. A.G" inscribed, overlying an anchor. "H.A.P. A.G" refers to The Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Aktien Gesellschaft; a German shipping company that operated from 1847 until 1970. It is more than likely that these pieces were part of the vessel's everyday tableware.


This find was recovered from the wreck of SS Pomerania, a German ocean liner steamer built in 1873 by J. Caird & Co., in Greenock. This vessel was one of many owned by the Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Actien Gesellschaft (HAPAG); a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Hamburg in 1847 that transported hundreds of thousands of emigrants from Germany, Scandinavia, and eastern Europe to the United States, Canada, Latin America, and other destinations around the world. The ship sank in 1878, 5 miles SE of Folkestone whilst carrying 109 passengers and 111 crew en route from New York to Cherbourg and Hamburg, last from Plymouth, following a collision with Welsh barque Moel Eilian and resulting in the loss of 55 lives. NRHE and Kent HER reference numbers cited in this record refer to the wreck of SS Pomerania.

Class: Container
Sub class: BOWL

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Wreck details

Droit number: 135/18


Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 23rd June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robbie Trevelyan

Other reference numbers

NRHE monument number: 883110
Other reference: Kent HER Number: TR 33 SW 26
Droit ID: 135/18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1026
Four figure Latitude: 50.995066
Four figure longitude: 0.99125136
1:25K map: TR1026
1:10K map: TR12NW
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Diving
Discovery circumstances: SS Pomerania
Current location: With finder

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Updated: Wednesday 19th February 2020

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