Parachute and Sea Mine fixtures and Fittings inc Fuzes




Crest of HMS VERNON






Able Seaman Edward Harding P/218595 died March 24 Th 1944 aged 39
Son of frederick + Sarah Harding. Husband of Sadie Harding of Pinner Green















Original mine clearance badge





A modern copy or restrike Mine clearance badge






The two badges together the restrike ! showing a flaw running from top just below the left hand horn through to the bottom right hand of the mooring rope also the features are nor crisp.
The original which i have owned for over 40 years, and given to me by an old RN mine clearance sailor is clean and crisp with no flaws.







Reverse of badges


















Torpedoe director, nothing known about this unit! any help i would be very grateful thanks





German Bouyant drifting mine these were dropped in rivers and were designed to destroy bridges and moorings,
Diameter 15 inches
3 Switch horns
25Lb charge
(LS collection)





Close up of Switch horn (LS Collection)









Hydrostatic switch from a German magnetic mine (SM collection)







Hydrostatic switch (S.M collection)







Hydrostatic switch (SM collection)






M1 Magnetic influence unit from LNA/B mines (GS Collection)







Inside of M1 unit ,the tube on the RH side houses the pendulum switch (GS Collection)







side view showing type of unit M1 and manufaturers mark (GS Collection)







German M3 unit from German magnetic mine (SM collection)







Internal components of M3 (SM Collection)







M3 unit showing ALA clock (SM collection)







Top view (SM Collection)







German Period delay mechanism and clicker unit








Top view







Close up shot of Clicker unit







Close up shot of PDM clock with cover removed







Base



Shackle from a German Parachute mine type LMB this would have been attached to the mine body on one end and the 28 cords of 18 feet 6 inches would be attached to the parachute.this mine was dropped in kent in 1943













German hertz horn from GY mine







British Hertz horn







Japanese Hertz horn







comparison of British German and Japanese Hertz horns







Comparison of both English and German horns







German Explosive cutting hook







Cutting hook shown from other side







Mine fuze Vzz(34)A







(34)A side view







Bottom







Mine Fuzes (34)A and (34) B







Side view the Rh side the (34)B incorperates an anti withdrawl device







Bottom view


German mine fuze type 24 this mine fuze was used in the Original GA mines and was probably obsolete by early 1940 replaced with the (34) fuze



















Depth charge pistol Mk6 mod001





















Unknown German mine clock possibly 1 st world war





Side view





Base of clock




PUBLICATIONS USED FOR REFERENCE















HMS Vernon photographs






Shoesburyness mine 1939







Bomb fuze from mine designed to explode if mine fell on land







mine type LMA







Shoeburyness mine







Mine Type C at HMS Vernon







Mine type D



New additions





Royal Navy Mine watch badge





Royal Navy Aux service cap and lapel pin badge





Royal Navy Aux badge variation Information wanted on this service please







Hydrostatic pistol (MS Collection)







hydrostatic pistol (MS Collection)







side view (MS Collection)







end view (MS Collection)







hydrostatic pistol (MS Collection)







mine part (MS Collection)







Mine Part (MS Collection)







Mine part (MS Collection)







Mine part (MS Collection)



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Mine part (MS Collection)



















Depth charge pistol