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Naval mine
A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to destroy surface ships or submarines. Unlike depth charges, mines are deposited and left to wait until they are triggered by the approach of, or contact with, an enemy vessel...
Timeline of Events
1914
10.27.1914
World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), is sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser ''Berlin''.
1940
4.8.1940
World War II: The United Kingdom and France announce that they have mined Norwegian territorial waters to prevent their use by German supply ships.
1988
4.14.1988
The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.