The added mass of the fluid surrounding it plats an important role in the dynamic behaviour of a submerged structure. The first few mode shapes and the respective natural frequencies of a submerged cantilever plate are found by using a finite element procedure, eigenvalues being obtained by a simultaneous iteration technique. The influence of the water depth below the plate and also of the water's lateral extent is considered, in order to test the convergency of the results. Results on the effects of the depth of immersion on the natural frequencies and mode shapes of the cantilever plate for different aspect ratios are presented. © 1979.