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BROWNSVILLE, Wash. — Multiple agencies responded to what the Navy called an "unidentified mine" found drifting in the water Tuesday afternoon between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island west of Seattle.
"It looks just like a World War II mine," said Tom Parks, a retired Navy master chief who snapped pictures as the corroded object bobbed by his Brownsville home.
There’s a line in the mine warfare community twisted from the United Negro College Fund slogan and gets (over) used all the time:
“A mine is a terrible thing that waits.”
i have seen real mines blowup and the explosion was not big enough and from that it look like the charge planted on the mine is the only thing that went off.
originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: ANNED
It always interests me when WW2 stuff is found or turns up. Especially something as crazy as a floating mine.
One of my first thoughts was that maybe it was a prank, an old deactivated mine someone floated out into the sound or fell off a boat.
Whatever the case, they wired it up and blew it to pieces.