contact mine


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contact mine

A mine detonated by physical contact. See also mine.
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Pitram Connect provides insight into site operations without requiring users to directly contact mine control personnel or be at a workstation.
If he wants to tell his management to contact mine with an offer in writing then I am more than willing to get the fight on."
Several hours earlier that same day, USS Tripoli (LPH 10) struck an Iraqi contact mine, which ripped a twenty-three-foot hole in the hull and came close to sinking the ship.
The six drill holes are designed to test four highly rated gold-silver targets areas; a) Gold Chief and Soa Mines; holes 1 and 2, b) Contact Mine hole 3, c) Old Democrat and Advance Mine holes 4 and 5, and d) the Gold Stake Mine hole 6.
Roberts almost sank with potentially great loss of life after striking a Soviet-designed contact mine in April 1987.
After abortive attempts to contact Mine Hostess on her mobile it was finally answered by an anonymous gentleman who sounded not only disinterested but downright suspicious.
'Mourinho was banned from getting in touch with the bench, but there's nothing in my letter from the FAW that says I can't contact mine,' said Jackett.
The worldwide threat, which today totals more than a million weapons of some 300 different types, from rudimentary but still-dangerous World War I-era contact mines to highly sophisticated, multiple-influence and programmable weapons, reports the Navy.
It currently is being used to assess the vulnerability of moored contact mines to explosions, supporting development of a new mine-countermeasure system.
Contact mines, floating or attached to a cable anchored on the sea floor, detonate upon collision, while influence mines are detonated by a range of 'signatures' - acoustic, seismic, magnetic forces and pressure - which can all be set off by a ship passing overhead.
During the Civil War, the word 'torpedo' was used to refer to contact mines floating on or near the water's surface.