Types of mines used by a Minesweeping Boat underway off the shore of the United States is demonstrated by animation.
United States USA Date:1958 Duration:3 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
Demonstration of areas mined, characteristics of mines and types of mines used by a Minesweeping Boat (MSB) underway off the shore of the United States. A mine sweeping boat underway in an ocean. Animation depicts: the areas which are mined including rivers, harbors, channels, coastal waters and ocean areas. Moored mines and bottom mines are used. Moored mines are held at predetermined depth and bottom mines rest on the sea floor. Mine characteristics include contact and influence mines. Moored mines are of either type. All bottom mines are influence types which includes magnetic, acoustic, pressure or combination of these. Demonstration of damage range is shown. The United States flag flutters in wind from the mast of a ship. Modern types of minesweeper includes Ocean Minesweeper (MSO), Coastal Minesweeper (MSC), Harbor Minesweeper (MSB) and craft type used for shallow minesweeping.
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