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  1. limpet mine(Noun)

    A naval mine attached to its target by magnets.

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  1. Limpet mine

    A limpet mine is a type of naval mine attached to a target by magnets. It is so named because of its superficial similarity to the limpet, a type of mollusk. A swimmer or diver may attach the mine, which is usually designed with hollow compartments to give the mine only a slight negative buoyancy, making it easier to handle underwater. Usually limpet mines are set off by a time fuze. They may also have an anti-handling device, making the mine explode if removed from the hull by enemy divers or by explosions. Sometimes the limpet mine was fitted with a small propeller which would detonate the mine after the ship had sailed a certain distance, so that it was likely to sink in navigable channels or deep water out of reach of easy salvage and making it harder to determine the cause of the sinking.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limpet mine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limpet mine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    The damage at the blast hole is consistent with a limpet mine attack, it is not consistent with an external flying object striking the ship.

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