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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Dec 2020 16:03

Thanks a lot for your help, Natter :)

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Mar 2021 00:15

Hi all,

Any idea about this ?

Image from Ebay
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Re: Sea mines

Post by Natter » 03 Mar 2021 01:04

Sturm78 wrote:
03 Mar 2021 00:15
Any idea about this ?
It's a Sprengboje D (ie sweep-obstruction, placed in front of the minelines to destroy the enemy's mechanical sweepwire/-cutters).

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Mar 2021 21:38

Natter wrote
It's a Sprengboje D (ie sweep-obstruction, placed in front of the minelines to destroy the enemy's mechanical sweepwire/-cutters).
Thank you very much for your help, Natter. :wink:
I didn`t know this device

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Mar 2021 22:55

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. Any idea about the exact model of these mines ?

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Re: Sea mines

Post by ROLAND1369 » 11 Mar 2021 17:21

Based on the two round access plates the lifting rings on the top, and the upper and lower straight horns my best guess would be a UMB line. Note that the dragline may or may not be present however in the condition shown by the pic would be unlikely to be visible. See pic. Source id is Deutche Minenraumdienstvorschrift Nr 13.
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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Jun 2021 21:26

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. Accodring to photo caption, Dunkirk

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Re: Sea mines

Post by tigre » 30 Oct 2021 15:26

Hello to all :D; a little more.........................

With humor.

Source: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hamburger-Illu ... 1195.m1851

What kind of sea mine is it? A German mine from WW1? Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Nov 2021 10:15

Hi all,

According to photo caption, mines on Romanian Amiral Murgescu minelayer
I think probably that mines are of German origin. Any idea ?

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Re: Sea mines

Post by ROLAND1369 » 21 Nov 2021 15:45

They appear to be German EMC mines.

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Nov 2021 20:47

Thank you, ROLAND1369

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Re: Sea mines

Post by CNOCK » 10 May 2022 14:52

Hello,

looking for identification of this mine,

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Natter » 10 May 2022 22:31

tigre wrote:
30 Oct 2021 15:26
What kind of sea mine is it? A German mine from WW1?
German Type II C/12 mine from WW1.

It was renamed EMA or EMB according to configuration (ie Einheitsmine Typ A / B) by Kriegsmarine up to and including their brief use in WW2. It was the most common german mine used in WW1.
The EMA and EMB was identical in apparance, but had different chargeweight (150kg for A and 220kg for B) and lenght of anchorwire (100m for A and 150m for B).

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Re: Sea mines

Post by Natter » 10 May 2022 22:40

CNOCK wrote:
10 May 2022 14:52
looking for identification of this mine,
Looks like a pre-WW2 british T Mk III mine to me.

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Re: Sea mines

Post by tigre » 11 May 2022 11:29

German Type II C/12 mine from WW1.
Thanks for the info on that mine Natter :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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