The Hidden Threat: The Royal Naval Minesweeping Reserve in WWI

The Hidden Threat: The Royal Naval Minesweeping Reserve in WWI

Jim Crossley


it isn't commonly remembered that mines have been via some distance the simplest weapon deployed opposed to the British Royal army in WW1, costing them five battleships, three cruisers, 22 destroyers, four submarines and a bunch of alternative vessels. They have been generally combated by means of a civilian strength utilizing fishing boats and paddle steamers recruited from vacation motels. This not going armada kept the day for Britain and her allies. After 1916, submarine assaults on service provider ships grew to become an excellent extra severe danger to Allied communications yet submarines have been a ways much less destructive to British warships than mines.

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