Things That Go Boom!

September 13th, 2012, 12:00H · Topics: Navy · Print

“This shows the mine that was laid in many places at Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and many other places around our area.  I have no idea how many were put in our waters but this was the way it was done.  1943, 1944.” LS

From the US Navy web site reference to Mine Warfare:  “The cost of producing and laying a mine is usually anywhere from 0.5% to 10% of the cost of removing it, and it can take up to 200 times as long to clear a minefield as to lay it.  Parts of some World War II naval minefields still exist, because they are too extensive and expensive to clear; some of these mines might remain dangerous for hundreds of years.”  And you worry about getting bit by a shark…

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