underwater mine

underwater mine

[¦ən·dər¦wȯd·ər ′mīn]
(ordnance)
A mine designed to be located underwater and exploded by means of propeller vibration, magnetic attraction, contact, or remote control.
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"One of the sisters is the daughter of an archaeologist working on this underwater mine city, mapping it out, and these girls all have basic dive skills, so they decide to go down to look at the first entrance.
He suggested that those flying objects could have been bullets, and called reports of striking a mine "false." Both points at which the ship was damaged were above her waterline, which couldn't be so if it had struck an underwater mine.
HM-14 and HM-15 supported HAWKEX and VULCANEX, exercises which provide an opportunity for HMs to receive advanced readiness training in airborne mine countermeasures, surface mine countermeasures, and underwater mine countermeasures.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the government has been unsuccessful in protecting minors who work in underwater mine shafts in Camarines Norte (CamNor) where they chip away at rocks to salvage gold grains.
Residents near Konnos beach in Paralimni, Famagusta district, had a mild scare on Tuesday, after a fake underwater mine was spotted just off the coast, leading the bomb squad to close the beach.
Underwater mine destruction is being launched by crane
In 1864, the ship sank after hitting an underwater mine. The ship was buried beneath eight feet of mud--away from oxygen that could have led to decay--so the remains were well preserved.
So, we like to have castings that make people stand back and say, "Cool." Our past winners have included a steel casting for the NASA space shuttle transport vehicle, an aluminum hollow control arm for an award-winning suspension and a vehicle hull section for an underwater mine sweeper.
The vehicle had a 300-pound underwater mine, eleven 105mm rounds, and an undetermined amount of nitrate rigged for explosion.
The Japanese government announced after the tragedy that the explosion was caused by the ship's touching an underwater mine placed by U.S.
The contract covers the supply of components for underwater mine detection systems, notably a PVDS sonar system, developed for the French navy by the Brest-based TMS.

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