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World War II mines found in Auckland Harbour

March 12, 2014

During a Navy exercise in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, 4 World War II mines were discovered by divers.

The mines were originally laid in September 1942 as part of a controlled defensive minefield.

Most mines were disposed of at the end of the war using mine sweepers, however around 50 sank to the bottom.

These mines were unable to be recovered until new technology was available.

The Navy believes that any remaining World War II mines are unlikely to be dangerous due to their age and condition, but recommend that divers are cautious if they ever find one.

Any mine discovery should be reported to the Harbourmaster or the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Article written by Β D Mulhern



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1

ABSOLUTELY CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND SO COOL BECAUSE ITS FROM WORLD WAR 2!!!!!!!!!

2

o--ka-y this is scary and cool πŸ™‚

3

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Yikes I would not want to find one what if it went off right next to me? But it is cool in a way. Imagine something from WWII in actual nz!

4

It is awesome but dumb soz guys

5

SOZ not cool mines r to scary and sometimes dark well always dark i really mean

6

mines thats sooo cool

7

THAT IS SOOOOOO AWESOME. WWII MINES!!!!!

8

Wow that's so scary!

9

really is that from would war 2

10

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, mines from WWll They could blow up russians if they ever come here in battleships.:D

11

COOL!!!!!!!!! AND ITS FROM WORLD WAR 2. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12

That's so amazing!!!