A training film about marine mine planting, created before World War 2. Group of mine planting vessels consisting of a planter (The "General J.M. Schofield"), a DB (Distribution Box) boat and three motor boats, are seen underway in Delaware Bay. Members of 12th Coast Artillery Mine Planter Battery, on the planter vessel, attach cable to a loading wire and then connect the cable to the bale of the number 10 mine with a galvanized wire. Mine and anchor lowered over the edge of the planter. Mooring rope attaches the mine with the anchor. End of the cable attached to the DB boat. Men look over the edge of the planter as the mine is lowered into the water. Cable loosened over the stern of the planter. An animation shows the correct way of releasing of coil from a figure of eight.
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