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Minesweepers in Kirkwall Bay
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Minesweepers in Kirkwall Bay

Willie writes:
'In 1918 the navy laid a minefield from Orkney to Norway. After the war it had to be removed and a sqadron of US Minesweepers was sent to do the job. Several were lost doing the job.'

USS Osprey, USS Penguin and USS Lapwing pictured.
Picture added on 17 April 2006
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