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An anti-submarine net or anti-submarine boom is a boom placed across the mouth of a harbour or a strait for protection against submarines.
Examples of anti-submarine nets
- Lake Macquarie anti-submarine boom
- Indicator net
- Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign
- Sydney Harbour anti-submarine boom net
- /Clyde Estuary anti-submarine boom defence During World War 2 there was a mile-and-a-half-long boom across the Firth of Clyde (Scotland) between Cloch Lighthouse and Dunoon the purpose of which was to render impregnable anchorages in the upper-Clyde which, during this time, accommodated some of the greatest concentrations of shipping ever hitherto assembled. Includes photograph.
Boom defence vessels were in use in the river Forth during WW2 and were moored in Leith harbour for maintenance and repair. One such vessel, the BV49, contained a number of diesel electric generators in the mail hold. Duckboards covered the steel deck of the hold which was awash with diesel and possibly other fuel, and the fumes were overpowering. Another ship about a mile away heard the explosion as BV49 blew up, apparently from a burner or welders spark. A number of men were very seriously injured.
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- Net laying ship
- Torpedo net
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