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These Minesweeping Boats Paved the Way for D-Day


Minesweeping (1940)


Keiler Mine Flail Tank - Minefield Clearing Vehicle


Facing Danger With Men Of The Minesweeping Flotilla Aka Facing Danger With The Minesweepers (1940)


Minesweepers Detonate World War 2 Sea Mines In The Baltic Sea

Minesweeping is the practice of the removal of explosive naval mines, usually by a specially designed ship called a minesweeper using various measures to either capture or detonate the mines, but sometimes also with an aircraft made for that purpose. Minesweeping has been practiced since the advent of naval mining in 1855 in the Crimean War. The first minesweepers date to that war and consisted of British rowboats trailing grapnels to snag the mines.
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