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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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 52.822′ N, 74° 2.387′ W. Marker was in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker was 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 location. 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 (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Talos SAM-N-6 (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing.
Underwater MK16 Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. Underwater MK16 Mine Marker
); Regulus I SSM-N-8 (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Lark Anti-aircraft Missile (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); U.S.S. Ling (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Regarding Underwater MK16 Mine. The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
 
Also see . . .  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.
The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2017
4. The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site
The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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