What is minelaying?

  • (noun): Laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment.
    Synonyms: mining

Some articles on minelaying:

North Sea Mine Barrage - Laying The Minefield
... miles (230 km) spool of piano wire aboard one of the cruisers acting as the minelaying formation guide ... Mine Squadron One made thirteen two-day minelaying excursions laying parallel rows of mines while steaming in columns 500 yards (460 m) apart with the last ship in each column dropping mines ... of mines, another minelayer in that column would drop back to the last position to continue the minelaying sequence ...
USS Bagley (DD-185) - As HMS St. Mary's
... Assigned to the permanent escort force of the 1st Minelaying Squadron, she arrived on the west coast of Scotland 31 October and took part in some of the early minelaying operations in Denmark Strait ... During 1941 she took part in most of the Squadron's minelaying operations and rendered service in the defense of shipping ... Mary's carried out minelaying and shipping defense duties in 1942 and 1943 ...
HMS London (1899) - Operational History - World War I - Minelaying Operations
... a 6-inch (152-mm) gun, and installation of minelaying equipment on her quarterdeck, including rails for 240 mines, and of a canvas screen to conceal ... at Rosyth for service in the Grand Fleet's 1st Minelaying Squadron ...
HMS Ariel (1911) - Career - Minelaying Operations in The Heligoland Bight
... The provision of converted minelaying destroyers and the availability of reliable H2-pattern mines allowed the greatest allied minelaying operation of the First ...
8th Coastal Defence Flotilla - Equipment
... Class Poland Logistic Support 1 2nd Minelaying and Transport Squadron Took part in 2003 invasion of Iraq Lublin Class Poland Landing Craft 5 2nd Minelaying and Transport Squadron Deba ...