Methods and process of planting marine mines from a Coast Artillery Mine Planter vessel, before World War 2
Atlantic Ocean Date:1939 Duration:9 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
A training film about planting antisubmarine mines. Scenes aboard the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Mine Planter Vessel, "General J.M. Schofield," in U.S. coastal waters, pre World War 2. Mine number 10 and an anchor are lowered into the water over the side of planter vessel. An animation shows a mine planter's movement while planting a mine in relation to the Distribution Box (DB) boat. A yawl comes and measures the level of submergence of the mine and puts a flag on its top. An animation shows the underwater position of a mine. A man connects various cables to the distribution box. An animation shows the manner in which planter comes back to DB boat and plants mine number 9. Mine number 9 lowered into the water over the side of a mine planter. Cable from figure of eight released over the stern. A yawl comes in and measures the level of submergence of the mine. An animation shows the movement of a reel. Another animation shows the mine planter maneuvering and planting various other mines. A man attaches cables to distribution box. Box covered and pulled up on a hook and then carried to the bow. Distribution box being released into the water over the side of the boat.
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