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The approach developed in this paper applies to vibration analysis of rectangular stiffened plate coupled with fluid. It is obvious that the natural frequencies of a submerged structure are less than those of in vacuum and these are due to the effect of added mass of water to the structure. This paper focuses on the experimental, analytical and numerical solution of natural frequencies of submerged stiffened plate. The analytical solution based on the deflection equation of submerged orthotropic plate, Laplace’s equation and Rayleigh's method in vibration analysis. By used the FEM software the numerical results for natural frequencies are derived. The natural frequencies of the stiffened plate are obtained practically by using Fast Fourier Transformation functions (FFT) in experimental analysis. Experimental results demonstrate the validity of analytical and numerical solution and results.