French destroyer Bourrasque sunk off Nieuwpoort, Belgium on 30 May 1940 during Operation Dynamo. She had sailed from Dunkirk at 1530 with over 600 troops embarked. She struck a mine 5-miles north of Nieuwpoort and began to sink. Survivors were taken off by the French torpedo boat Branlebas, Admiralty drifter Yorkshire Lass, and the armed trawler HMT Ut Prosim.
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Royal Navy clearance divers dispose of WW2 mine
Still dredging them up after 70-years, still disposing of them safely. BZ to the Southern Diving Group. There’s expertise that can’t be put out to Chinese contract!
World War Two mine destroyed past Plymouth Breakwater
A WORLD War Two mine has been destroyed after being found by a fishing vessel.
A Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team disposed of the mine in a controlled explosion south of Plymouth Breakwater.
The explosion took place at 11am today, and Royal Navy EOD divers conducted a survey to establish the success of the operation.
A 1000m cordon was established for the destruction of the mine, which had been recovered by a fishing vessel near Eddystone Light.
If you saw the controlled explosion from the Sound or Plymouth Hoe send your pictures to email@example.com