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Minesweeper Construction at Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, ca. 1942

Minesweeper Construction at Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, ca. 1942

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From 1940 to 1944, the Gamage Shipyard built minesweepers for the U.S. Military to use in World War II. As shown in the photograph, the vessels were built of wood instead of metal, to avoid detection from sensitive mines planted on the floor of the ocean.

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