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One World War II Weapon Was Feared Like No Other (Not a Battleship or Submarine)

By Victor J. Kamenir on Saturday, November 2, 2019

During World War II, naval mines were used extensively in the Baltic Sea. Their low cost provided weaker German and Finnish fleets with an effective force multiplier in negating Soviet numerical and qualitative advantages. The Soviet Navy also deployed a large number of floating mines, and by the end of the war all three navies had sown over 80,000 mines in the waters of the Baltic, especially in the Gulf…