Re: Mind the bomb !!
I'm talking back in the mid-1960's. Once we ID'd it as an old floating mine and the Coast Guard arrived, we beat a hasty retreat. We were about 15 miles off the coast on what was supposed to be about a 20 mile sail. From recollection, the mine looked like it was probably 6-8' across and just barely visible sticking up above the water. We heard that the Coast Guard blew it up close to where we had seen it; but we never heard the explosion. Interestingly, it was almost in the same place that the nuclear sub "Thresher" went down off the coast of New Hampshire in the 60's.