Exercise Joint Warrior ends with a bang

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
A major maritime exercise recently ended with a bang, when minehunter vessels participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011, hosted by the Royal Navy off the northwest coast of Scotland, encountered two pieces of Second World War ordnance.

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Fascinating bit about the disposal of a mine probably laid by a U-boat in December 1939. It was detonated by the Dutch minehunter HNLMS Willemstad on 14 Apr 2011.

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HNLMS Willemstad detonates German U-boat laid GN
ground
mine (1,000 kg of Hexanite) off Loch Ewe
 

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