naval mine

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naval mine

[′nā·vəl ‚mīn]
(ordnance)
An item designed to be located under water and exploded by means of propeller vibration, magnetic attraction, contact, or remote control.
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A hole measuring 6ft by 8ft was found in the boat and divers recovered remnants of limpet mines unavailable in New Zealand.
Limpet mines, named after the shellfish, are naval mines attached to targets by magnets and usually set off by a time fuse.
Limpet mines are designed to be placed directly on targets by combat swimmers or, perhaps even today, unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs).
Lt Cdr Fraser was at the controls of a midget submarine which manoeuvred under the Takao while his colleague Mike Magennis put a limpet mine on the bottom of the ship off Singapore.
But maybe it's the qualities of a limpet mine rather than a bombshell Ms Nordegren needs.
This was caused by a limpet mine planted in a waste bin.
Cooke stuck to Vos' back wheel like a limpet mine and pounced for the kill at the end.
At one stage his submarine became trapped by its own deadly limpet mine next to the Japanese cruiser.
All those designer frocks have velcro down the seams, so she can attach herself like a limpet mine to the nearest bloke.
In one of the acts, two frogmen dived in and placed a mock limpet mine on what was supposed to have been the side of a German ship.
He risked his life to plant a limpet mine on the 10,000 tonne Japanese cruiser Takao during a daring submarine attack in Singapore harbour in July 1945.