acoustic mine


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acoustic mine

A mine with an acoustic circuit which responds to the acoustic field of a ship or sweep. See also mine.
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Albert Briffett was the Third Engineering Officer aboard the SS Araby when it hit an acoustic mine in the Thames Estuary two days after Christmas in 1940.
Swift was blown up by an acoustic mine returning from the beaches, with 44 killed.
Amble Lifeboat secretary, Malcolm Pritchard, said: "In the end it seems to have been something that was part of a trawler's fishing gear which resembled an acoustic mine.
Later, as navigator of MGB 42, Burke set course for Penzance and ran over an acoustic mine which blew the stern off.
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