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Underwater MK16 Mine

 
 
Underwater MK16 Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. Underwater MK16 Mine Marker
Inscription.
This type of mine was deployed from surface ships and submarines. The larger round section of the mine contains 600 lbs of cast TNT. When the enemy ship moves near the mine, the smaller float makes contact and sets off the detonator. The main explosive device lifts the ship out of the water and breaks its keel. (back)
 
Location. 40° 52.822′ N, 74° 2.387′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Gudgeon (SS-211) (a few steps from this marker); Submariners Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Still on Patrol (a few steps from this marker); Terrier SAM-N-7 (a few steps from this marker); Talos SAM-N-6 (a few steps from this marker); Regulus I SSM-N-8 (a few steps from this marker); Lark Anti-aircraft Missile (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Ling (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
 
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Underwater MK16 Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. Underwater MK16 Mine Marker
 New Jersey Naval Museum. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Marker at the New Jersey Naval Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. Marker at the New Jersey Naval Museum
The MK16 Mine and marker can be seen here between the anchor and the USS Ling submarine.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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