minelayer


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mine·lay·er

 (mīn′lā′ər)
n.
A ship equipped for laying explosive underwater mines.

minelayer

(ˈmaɪnˌleɪə)
n
(Military) a warship or aircraft designed for the carrying and laying of mines

mine•lay•er

(ˈmaɪnˌleɪ ər)

n.
a naval ship equipped for laying mines in the water.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minelayer - ship equipped for laying marine minesminelayer - ship equipped for laying marine mines
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Translations

minelayer

[ˈmaɪnˌleɪəʳ] Nminador m

minelayer

[ˈmaɪnˌleɪəʳ] nposamine m or f inv
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Under his command, the UE-1 Class minelayer was responsible for sinking 16 Allied ships, including the 14,000-ton British battleship HMS Russell, with three additional vessels damaged.
(6) While packages for mission sets beyond the baseline of MCM, surface warfare, and antisubmarine warfare (ASW) have been suggested for the littoral combat ship, there is no apparent interest in configuring LCS variants as minelayers. Likewise, in early winter 2014 there is little indication that the results of the 2014 Small Surface Combatant Task Force will include minelaying for a next-generation, "frigate-like," small warship.
However, in 1962 she was sold to commercial buyers who had her converted to a cargo motorship, unrecognisable as the former minelayer, entering service as Kaptan Nusret in 1966.
There are the renowned wrecks of the Dutch steamship SS Breda, lost near Oban in 1940, and the WWII minelayer HMS Port Napier off Skye.
The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti- aircraft training ship and a minelayer.
Also sunk or damaged were three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, a minelayer, and 188 aircraft.
Supported by USS Shawmut (CM 4), a minelayer adapted for use as a seaplane tender, the detachment of flying boats began operations off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in February 1919.
The 6,000-tonne Rayville hit a minefield laid by the German commerce raider "Passat", formerly a Norwegian tanker captured in the Indian Ocean and converted to an auxiliary minelayer.
There he narrowly escaped death at the hands of a torpedo, fired from an English submarine at a German minelayer moored near Hahn's seafront apartment.
'The Japanese were nothing but inhumane.' Alex was serving on a Royal Navy minelayer, the Kung Wo,which was sweeping the South China Sea in 1942when it was sunk by Japanese bombers.
In addition, we have HMS Bronington, the minelayer once commanded by HRH,The Prince of Wa les and Landing Craft,Tank 7074, that took part in D-Day and we are applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund to hopefully obtain a grant to restore her to the 1944 configuration.Finally, we have German U-boat U534.
JAN 24: Navy A-6s attack and destroy an Iraqi minelayer and sink an Iraqi Zhuk patrol boat.