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Exploding Mines - c1945
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Exploding Mines - c1945

Exploding mines between the Sutors either during or after the war.
Picture added on 23 March 2006
Comments:
I wonder if this was the explosive charges on the boom net being discharged?
Added by Calum Davidson on 14 April 2006
In early 1942, 16 buoyant "L" Mark 2 mines were installed by the Royal Navy here. They were "controlled" mines detonated from shore at South Sutor. The mines were in four mine loops (of four mines each) and guarded by two guard loops about 1000 yds to the seaward side. These mines were probably detonated by the RN at the end of hostilities as it was sometimes too dangerous (and pointless) recovering them. Further information is on my website: indicatorloops.com/cromarty.htm

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