Clearance Diving Team

A Clearance Diving Team is a type of naval diving group. See:-

  • Clearance Diving Team (RAN) for Australian naval divers.
  • Clearance Diver for British naval work divers.
  • Frogman for naval divers in general.

They are so called because their first job was clearing mines and wreckage from harbors after World War II.

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Clearance Diving Team (RAN) - History
... divers on a regular basis since the 1920s, but it was not until World War II that clearance diving operations came to the fore, with RAN divers working ... The utility of clearance and commando divers demonstrated during and after World War II prompted the Australian Commonwealth Naval Board to establish a clearance ... they were organised into a separate Mobile Clearance Diving Team ...
History Of The Royal Australian Navy - Post Cold-War - The Gulf Wars
... In addition, medical teams were deployed aboard a U.S ... hospital ship and a naval clearance diving team took part in de-mining Kuwait's port facilities at the end of the war ... Clearance Diving Team 3 operated in the theatre from 27 January 1991 to 10 May 1991 ...

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