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ID number P03538.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Place made At sea
Date made 1939-1943


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.