Exercise Joint Warrior ends with a bang

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.

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.

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

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