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Large Weapons, Technical and Communications Equipment

British Naval Mine
British Naval Mine

Thousands of British naval mines like this were laid underwater to counter German surface ships and submarines.

Small wheels on the base allowed the mine to be rolled off the stern of ships laying minefields. Britain's Royal Navy used thousands of mines to create barriers intended to damage or sink German surface ships and submarines, or to deter them from entering areas where minefields were known to exist. In the English Channel, mines formed part of extensive anti-submarine barriers that also used nets and were supported by motor launches and larger vessels.

Naval Mine, British Type "H", Mk IV
CWM 19390002-837

Bell, CGS Canada
1 1/4 - Pounder Naval Gun
Oil Lamp, HMCS Niobe
Ship's Wheel, HMCS Rainbow
14-inch Mark IX Torpedo
British 18-inch Torpedo
U-Boat Deck Gun
Periscope Lens, U-117
U-Boat Signalling Lamp
Cut-Away German U-Boat Mine
German Naval Mine, U-153
Life Ring, SS Brussels
Life Ring, UC-77
Porthole, RMS Lusitania
Depth Charge, "Type G"
Torpedo Gyroscope
British Naval Mine
Flying Helmet, Royal Naval Air Service
Propeller Fragments, Flight Lieutenant Harry Wambolt
Fragment of the SS Mont Blanc
Anchor Light, HMCS Patriot
Torpedo Depth and Roll Recorder
Enigma Machine
U-877 Life Raft