FS Cassiopée Detonates Second World War German Bomb

May 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 28, 2020, the tripartite mine hunter (CMT) Cassiopée discovered a German bottom mine dating from the Second World War at 8.5 nautical miles (about 16km) off Courseulles-sur-Mer (14). This LMB type munition, released by aircraft and with magneto-acoustic influence, was detected by sonar and then identified by the mine clearance divers of…

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FS Cassiopée Relocates Second World War Bomb and Mine to Deep Water

April 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 20 and 21, 2020, the tripartite mine hunter (CMT) Cassiopée discovered a 500-pound US bomb and a German BM 1000 mine off Le Havre using one of its self-propelled fish (PAP). PAPs are small guided submarines that identify and if necessary neutralize a mine by depositing explosive devices up to 150 meters…

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