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They're for attaching paravanes, which would get towed along the bow. They would catch mine cables, drag them and cut them, releasing the mines to the surface. 

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1 hour ago, SouthboundPachyderm said:

They're for attaching paravanes, which would get towed along the bow. They would catch mine cables, drag them and cut them, releasing the mines to the surface. 

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OK stupid and maybe obvious question but......

 

 

wouldn't a DD/patrol boat be better at doing this job rather than a capital ship? given the speed difference and size?:Smile_unsure:

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17 hours ago, BladedPheonix said:

 

OK stupid and maybe obvious question but......

 

 

wouldn't a DD/patrol boat be better at doing this job rather than a capital ship? given the speed difference and size?:Smile_unsure:

Lots of boats had them (look at the deck of the Harakaze as one example, it has two). It's possible that mines may be laid at different depths and the shallow draught of a destroyer wouldn't catch the ones meant for capital ships?

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