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 ...
ID numberP03538.001
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerUnknown
Place madeAt sea
Date made1939-1943
DescriptionSea 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.