Underwater Cable Cutting Device,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates to a device for destroying a sweep wire or cable of the type generally employed for sweeping a mine field clear of mines. More specifically, the invention relates to an anti-sweep device of the submersible type adapted to be moored by a suitable length of cable in a predetermined position beneath the surface of a body of water within the path of travel of a sweep wire in which a special shaped explosive charge contained within the device is exploded in response to the engagement of the device by a sweep wire, the shaped charge being sufficiently large and formed in such a manner as to provide a shaped jet about the sweep wire when detonated whereupon the cable is severed in response thereto.
- Underwater Ordnance