Sea mines on deck on board the minelayer HMS Abdiel, ready to be laid. The round mine is sitting in a box which is the anchor. Inside the anchor is a winding mechanism which allows the cable out to ...

Collection ID P03538.001
Collection type Photograph
Title Sea mines on deck on board the minelayer HMS Abdiel, ready to be laid. The round mine is sitting in a box which is the anchor. Inside the anchor is a winding mechanism which allows the cable out to ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made At sea
Date made 1939-1943
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Sea mines on deck on board the minelayer HMS Abdiel, ready to be laid. The round mine is sitting in a box which is the anchor. Inside the anchor is a winding mechanism which allows the cable out to preset lengths. HMS Abdiel was lost on 9 September 1943 in Taranto Bay, Italy.

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