Net cutter (submarine)

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U-87 on the surface; net cutter visible atop her bow (left).

A submarine's net cutter is a device mounted on the bows of some naval submarines to cut through anti-submarine netting.[1] Some net cutters are powered by explosives.

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  1. ^ NAVY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE (June 1918). "German Submarines in Question and Answer". WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE. Retrieved 2009-03-12. What is the characteristic appearance of a "U. B." boat? One gun only mounted close before the conning tower. Deck sloping down aft to the stern, where it is awash. A net cutter is mounted at the bow...