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Controlled Mines

A History of Their Use by the United States
  • by Charles H. Bogart
    • Merriam Press Military History Series
      • Fifth Edition 2013
      • 220 6×9-inch pages
      • 126 photos
      • 34 illustrations
      • 5 maps
      • 2 organization charts
      • 2 documents
      • 11 appendices
      • Bibliography
This is the first full account of the U.S. Army's use of 'controlled' mines to defend coastal areas from seaborne attack, from the Civil War through both World Wars, and even Vietnam.
Also covers the development of U.S. coastal defense fortifications, from the end of the Revolutionary War, with a full accounting of the development of the mines, as well as the squabbling between Army artillerymen that eventually led to the creation of the Coast Artillery.
Full details of the procedures utilized in laying and retrieving these mines is covered. Also included are details of the mine planter boats specially built for the task.
This is a complete operational history, which is primarily concerned with the World War II operations of this little-known area of U.S. military history.

  • Controlled Mines
  • Appendix 1: Plan for Mining Manila Bay
  • Appendix 2: List of U.S. Army Mine Planters
  • Appendix 3: U.S. Army Mine Planter Service Rating Insignia
  • Appendix 4: U.S. Coast Artillery Rating Insignia
  • Appendix 5: Organization of Mine Group
  • Appendix 6: Organization of the Mine Battery
  • Appendix 7: Vietcong Mines
  • Appendix 8: Coast Artillery Non-commissioned and Warrant Officer Personnel
  • Appendix 9: Ernest W. Eickelberg
  • Appendix 10: Forts Under the Sea: Submarine Mine Defense of San Francisco Bay
  • Appendix 11: Army Mine Planter Sinks in Storm off the Shoals
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