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Looks like you were just about to drop the mine back complete with Bomb Disposal charges on it if i'm looking at the photo right.

Pretty lucky the thing wasn't ticking mate these things had 3 fuses in them , 1st up was the magnetic exploder , 2nd was a contact detonator and 3rd up was a timer ( fitted so they could be dropped direct onto London by the luftwaffe ).

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quick story-Yes this was the same vessel-picked up the mine while fishing out of N-shields-bomb disposal notified and had to wait 3hrs for them at the s/bouy off the TYNE came aboard and wrapped the charges round it we had to get at least half-mile clear and it went up the blast was like a huge "crack"under thevessel--the News papers reported that a wall had come down and windows were put out---cheers-GRAHAMTOWA AND BRIAN
 

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