Naval Mine


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The Naval Mine is a huge explosive device that is placed under water to destroy ships and submarines.Naval Mines are deposited and left to wait to be triggered by the approach of contact with an enemy ship. This explosive devices has three reasons why its used. For example, Offence, Deffence, and Psychological.

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Offence mines are placed in enemy waters, outsideharbours and in important shipping routes to sink civilian and military ships. Deffence mines protect a coast from enemy ships and submarines that force them into areas that are easier to defend.
Psycholoical mines design for effect and they are usually placed in trade routes that are used to stop shipping to an enemy nation. These are spread out thinly to create a feeling of random mine fields in large areas.


Image Source:

submarine guys stetting up a mine.
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Online source:

Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_mine

FAS- http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/mines.htm