Minesweeper Construction at Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, ca. 1942
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.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.