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TITLE
Memo on "Mine Laying Attacks on Harbours"
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_7_11
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
17 April 1941
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6103
KEYWORDS
home guard
royal navy
magnetic mines
minelaying
harbours
Memo on "Mine Laying Attacks on Harbours"

Memo from Naval Officer in Charge, Thurso, to Home Guard regarding magnetic mines which had been dropped by enemy aircraft. These were designed to fall into narrow shipping channels to damage or sink passing ships.

Naval officer-in-charge sent the memo to ensure instructions would be given to home guard to be on sharp look out for any suspicious objects that may be magnetic mines. The position of such objects was to be accurately noted and delivered to his office.

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Memo on "Mine Laying Attacks on Harbours"

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1940s

home guard; royal navy; magnetic mines; minelaying; harbours

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Memo from Naval Officer in Charge, Thurso, to Home Guard regarding magnetic mines which had been dropped by enemy aircraft. These were designed to fall into narrow shipping channels to damage or sink passing ships. <br /> <br /> Naval officer-in-charge sent the memo to ensure instructions would be given to home guard to be on sharp look out for any suspicious objects that may be magnetic mines. The position of such objects was to be accurately noted and delivered to his office.