Mine-Artillery Position

Mine-Artillery Position

 

the sum total of naval minefields covered by the fire of coast artillery batteries.

The first mine-artillery position in history was set up by the Russians on the Danube River during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 and on the sea in 1914 along a line running from Revel (Tallinn) to Porkkala Udd (southwest of Helsinki) in order to prevent the German Navy from sailing into the Gulf of Finland east of the line; they were, in fact, not able to pass it. In World War II (1939–45) mine-artillery positions were set up by the British and German navies and by the Soviet Navy in the Baltic Sea.

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