Objects and Photographs

Large Weapons, Technical and Communications Equipment

Cut-Away German U-Boat Mine
Cut-Away German U-Boat Mine

Transported and laid by specially-designed U-Boats (submarines), German mines like this could damage or sink ships.

Vertical rails with rollers allowed the mine to slide out the bottom of a tube and sink to the bottom of the sea. The circular base remained on the bottom, while the spherical buoyancy chamber (white) containing the explosive charge (red) rose at the end of a cable to a pre-set depth. Contact "horns" (not installed on this example) broke when struck by a ship's hull, detonating the mine's explosive charge.

Naval Mine, German
CWM 19390002-835

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