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Magnetic Hold-fast

Hold Fast

Illustration from Cockleshell Heroes showing attack by Limpets.
Sectional view showing No.1 lowering the mine on the placing rod,
while No. 2 clings to the hull of the enemy ship with his magnetic hold-fast.

 

Cockle Attack

Operation Jaywick

Australian commandos attacking Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbour, September 1943 Dennis Adams, 1970, Oil on canvas

 

SOE delay fuse, photos courtesy of Dave http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/Soe%202.htm

The different colours are for different time settings, depending on the temperature of the water.

Fuse Box

A.C. Delay Mark 1

Fused Limpet Mine

Links

http://www.lexpev.nl/mines/unitedkingdom/rigidlimpet.html

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