A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping.
Using various .... Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The U.S. Navy's Ocean
Minesweepers, 1953-1994. Heritage Books. ISBN 978-0...
Minesweeper, naval vessel used to clear an area of mines (see mine). The
earliest sweeping system, devised to clear anchored contact mines, consisted of
U.S. Navy minesweepers ships were constructed with asbestos-containing
materials, which place veterans at risk for mesothelioma cancer and other ...
Basically the ship would tow two buoys behind the ship called paravanes.
Attached to the paravanes were steel cables what would sweep just ...
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May 23, 2012 ... Officially known as Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships, the US Navy ....
Here's a famous, wooden hulled minesweeper that the over 30 ...
This yard held the distinction of building this ship in 3 months, 18 days. The first
wooden minesweeper of this class was to gain prominence in all theaters during
A ship equipped for detecting, destroying, removing, or neutralizing explosive
marine mines. mine′sweep′ing n. American Heritage® Dictionary of the
Apr 6, 2015 ... The Navy even repurposed a decommissioned amphibious ship, the ... The
Avenger-class minesweeper USS Guardian ran aground in 2013.
USS Avenger (MCM-1) - The USS Avenger is the lead ship in her Avenger-class
of mine hunters and is stil in active service with the United States Navy..