limpet mine

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limpet mine

nHaftmine f

limpet mine

n (Mil) → mignatta
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The sinking of the Greenpeace flagship by French Secret Sevice agents, who planted two limpet mines to its hull while it was moored in Auckland Harbour, resulted in a photographer drowning and provoked a heated international incident.
They headed out aboard HMS Bonaventure on July 31, 1945, to take the midget submarines, loaded with limpet mines and explosives, and infiltrate 40 miles of heavilydefended enemy waters.
Even though this search technique specializes in the search of limpet mines, it works fine with whichever application and all situations.
The intention was to attach limpet mines to the ships thereby disrupting trade and destroying materiel and ships.
Although mines or underwater IEDs can be constructed in virtually any configuration, there are four primary types: bottom (or "ground") mines, buoyant moored mines, floating (or drifting) mines, and limpet mines.
They attacked German ships in Bordeaux harbour using limpet mines in Operation Frankton, which Winston Churchill claimed shortened the war by six months.
A hole measuring 6ft by 8ft was found in the boat and divers recovered remnants of limpet mines unavailable in New Zealand.
In 1988, frogmen planted limpet mines on a Greek ferry, the Solphrini, which sank in Limassol harbor in the Greekcontrolled sector of Cyprus.
Nobody ever says "Beware of Germans driving tanks", "Beware of Americans seeking oil", or even "Beware of French spooks boarding unarmed Greenpeace boats with what looks like a couple of limpet mines stuffed up their stripey jumpers".
The property valuer, known as Shanthan, bought miltary clothing and equipment including high-powered magnets used to attach limpet mines to ships, radio equipment and circuit boards.
He won the George Medal for his work as a frogman specialising in removing German limpet mines from merchant ships.