What type of sea mine was responsible for Britannic's loss


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Hi,

I've recently found some information -regarding how to lay mine barriers- that may be useful for my continuing Britannic research.Does anyone know the exact model and type (contact or magnetic) of the German mines laid in the Kea Channel?


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Michail
 
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Brian R Peterson

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Hi Michail!

The type of mine laid in Kea and most likely to have caused the demise of the Britannic was a moored contact mine, probably similar if not identical to the Mk VI Moored Mine used by the United States during that time period.

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Brian
 
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