Accession Number : ADA954377

Title :   The HFG Electromagnetic Mine Sweeping Gear.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL TECHNICAL MISSION IN EUROPE

Report Date : OCT 1945

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This report covers the HFG (Hohlstabfernraumgerat) magnetic minesweeping gear. This gear exists in four sizes designated by the approximate length of the float. These are the HFG 12, 15, 24 and 50. The HFG 12, 15 and 24 were developed by the Danish Navy and are patented in Denmark. Danish permission was given for their information used in this report. Recognizing the value of this sweep for rivers, canals, harbors and low salinity waters, the German Navy took it over. The HFG 50 is an independent German proposal. The material for this report was obtained from the German Experimental Mine Warfare Command (SVK) and the Danish Helsinger Shipyard.

Descriptors :   CANALS, DENMARK, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), HARBORS, LENGTH, MAGNETIC MINESWEEPING, NAVY, RIVERS, SALINITY, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), WATER.

Subject Categories : Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE