History Main / SeaMine

25th Feb '16 12:44:16 AM Nohbody
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* In ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1634: The Baltic War]]'', using an uptime encyclopedia the Danish develop mines to help defend against the USE Navy. However, given King Christian is more enamored of AwesomeButImpractical weapons, it's only done as a side project, not producing enough devices (which resemble the stereotypical spiked sphere) to have much of an effect, though they do manage to utterly destroy one of Admiral Simpson's ironclads in their one deployment before the conflict against Denmark is concluded.
* A [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] submarine's loss in ''Literature/RedStormRising'' is hypothesized to be due to a decoy for a [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Soviet]] submarine being planted in the middle of a minefield.



* The 1970's Australian series ''Patrol Boat'' had an episode where a Japanese WW2 sea mine had drifted inshore, but blowing it up would mean destroying some historical Aborginal cave paintings. Forget how it was resolved.

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* The 1970's Australian series ''Patrol Boat'' had an episode where a Japanese WW2 sea mine had drifted inshore, but blowing it up would mean destroying some historical Aborginal cave paintings. Forget how it was resolved.
8th Dec '15 1:02:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* A rare appearance of the "torpedo launch tube" type of modern sea mine is the Widow mine in ''{{Starcraft}} 2'', which burrows into the ground and periodically launches a single homing rocket.

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* A rare appearance of the "torpedo launch tube" type of modern sea mine is the Widow mine in ''{{Starcraft}} ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} 2'', which burrows into the ground and periodically launches a single homing rocket.



* The ''{{Commandos}}'' series, particularly ''Men Of Courage'', has them. The Diver has to disarm them in at least one mission.

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* The ''{{Commandos}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' series, particularly ''Men Of Courage'', has them. The Diver has to disarm them in at least one mission.
10th Sep '15 3:18:26 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In ''[[{{Banjo-Kazooie}} Banjo-Tooie]]'', the Submarine Challenge minigame involves destroying a bunch of these (called Shrapnel) for points.

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* In ''[[{{Banjo-Kazooie}} ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', the Submarine Challenge minigame involves destroying a bunch of these (called Shrapnel) for points.



* Shows up in the game ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'':
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Shows up in the game ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''.''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''.
** They return in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''. Like just about everything in the ''Mario'' games, they have eyes, and will try to lean into your path if you swim too close.
22nd Jun '15 1:12:21 PM Night
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* Sea Mines, like their land-based cousins, could serve as more of a deterrent than a direct weapon. Enemy ships had to sail around known minefields, thus a force could mine waters on the most direct route between an enemy base and their own waterways. Such a tactic was used during WorldWarOne to try and limit the effectiveness of German U-Boats by forcing them to take a longer route to get at Allied shipping. This tactic could be combined with shallow-draught wooden-hulled sub-hunting speedboats that could cut across the minefields, attack the German U-Boats, then flee back across the minefields to safety.

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* Sea Mines, like their land-based cousins, could serve as more of a deterrent than a direct weapon. Enemy ships had to sail around known minefields, thus a force could mine waters on the most direct route between an enemy base and their own waterways. Such a tactic was used during WorldWarOne to try and limit the effectiveness of German U-Boats by forcing them to take a longer route to get at Allied shipping. This tactic could be combined shipping with shallow-draught wooden-hulled sub-hunting speedboats the North Sea Mine Barrage.
** There is a famous saying from the Gulf War
that could cut across the minefields, attack the German U-Boats, then flee back across the minefields you do not actually need any mines to safety.create minefield: you just need a press release and a Notice to Mariners.
4th Jun '15 8:35:53 PM phoenix
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Ah, [[NavalWeapons naval mines.]] Just the thing to catch [[TypesOfNavalShips unwary vessels.]]

The use of these NavalWeapons is still legal [[LandMineGoesClick unlike the anti-personnel land-based version]], but you are required to notify people of their use and the rough location of them, so civilian shipping can stay out of the way.

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Ah, [[NavalWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NavalWeapons naval mines.]] Just the thing to catch [[TypesOfNavalShips unwary vessels.]]

The use of these NavalWeapons UsefulNotes/NavalWeapons is still legal [[LandMineGoesClick unlike the anti-personnel land-based version]], but you are required to notify people of their use and the rough location of them, so civilian shipping can stay out of the way.
9th May '15 6:07:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Can be deployed in ''{{Harpoon}}''.

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* Can be deployed in ''{{Harpoon}}''.''VideoGame/{{Harpoon}}''.



* The {{Pokemon}} Koffing's appearance is based on a floating naval mine. Since it learns [[TakingYouWithMe Self-Destruct and Explosion]], this is fitting.

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* The {{Pokemon}} VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} Koffing's appearance is based on a floating naval mine. Since it learns [[TakingYouWithMe Self-Destruct and Explosion]], this is fitting.
9th Apr '15 9:39:57 AM erforce
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* At the beginning of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', a British spy trawler accidentally fishes in a sea mine and sinks. It seems like a freak accident, but it was actually planted by TheDragon, who later blows up another on dry land to effect his escape from 007.

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* At the beginning of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', a British spy trawler accidentally fishes in a sea mine and sinks. It seems like a freak accident, but it was actually planted by TheDragon, who later blows up another on dry land to effect his escape from 007.''Film/JamesBond''



** At the beginning of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', a British spy trawler accidentally fishes in a sea mine and sinks. It seems like a freak accident, but it was actually planted by TheDragon, who later blows up another on dry land to effect his escape from 007.



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* A supertanker in the first chapter of ''Literature/WinLoseOrDie'' has to tread the waters of [[ChokepointGeography Straits of Hormuz]] carefully, as the previous eight years of UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar has left it filled with mines, and they have no assistance of clearing them from British and US navies. Little do they know that the real danger comes from above, not below.
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* The 1970's Australian series "Patrol Boat" had an episode where a Japanese WW2 sea mine had drifted inshore, but blowing it up would mean destroying some historical Aborginal cave paintings. Forget how it was resolved.
* One of these washed up in the lagoon in an episode of ''GilligansIsland''.

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* The 1970's Australian series "Patrol Boat" ''Patrol Boat'' had an episode where a Japanese WW2 sea mine had drifted inshore, but blowing it up would mean destroying some historical Aborginal cave paintings. Forget how it was resolved.
* One of these washed up in the lagoon in an episode of ''GilligansIsland''.''Series/GilligansIsland''.



* ''TheGoonShow'': "The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler".

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* ''TheGoonShow'': ''Radio/TheGoonShow'': "The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler".






* 2/3 of the underwater stages in ''VideoGame/{{Alundra 2}}'' feature these.

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* 2/3 of the underwater stages in ''VideoGame/{{Alundra 2}}'' feature these.these, which explode if you touch them. Then there are the ones that that start following you.



* There were a few in the Pirate's Fortress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.
** ''PhantomHourglass'' has underwater enemies during the treasure-salvage minigames that evoke this look, being one-eyed spiked balls that explode if you get too close to them.
* KingdomOfLoathing has mine crabs, hermit crabs that claimed naval mines as their homes. See DemonicSpiders.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' had these in [[UnderTheSea Quaria]]. They blew up if you touched them, of course.
* Featured in the seventh story mission of ''VideoGame/JawsUnleashed''. Just touching the chains which they're attached to would make them explode.
* The first Venice level in ''Franchise/TombRaider II'' has a group of sea mines in by the level exit. Naturally, you couldn't drive your boat through the area unless you wanted to suicide but the trick to clearing the mines is to accelerate to the mines and jump out of the boat before impact.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
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There were a few in the Pirate's Fortress in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.
** ''PhantomHourglass'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' has underwater enemies during the treasure-salvage minigames that evoke this look, being one-eyed spiked balls that explode if you get too close to them.
* KingdomOfLoathing ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has mine crabs, hermit crabs that claimed naval mines as their homes. See DemonicSpiders.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}'' had these in [[UnderTheSea Quaria]]. They blew up if you touched them, of course.
* Featured in the seventh story mission of ''VideoGame/JawsUnleashed''. Just touching the chains which they're the mines are attached to would will make them explode.
* The first Venice level in ''Franchise/TombRaider II'' ''VideoGame/TombRaiderII'' has a group of sea mines in by the level exit. Naturally, you couldn't drive your boat through the area unless you wanted to suicide but the trick to clearing the mines is to accelerate to the mines and jump out of the boat before impact.
8th Apr '15 10:17:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Featured in the seventh story mission of ''JawsUnleashed''. Just touching the chains which they're attached to would make them explode.

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* Featured in the seventh story mission of ''JawsUnleashed''.''VideoGame/JawsUnleashed''. Just touching the chains which they're attached to would make them explode.
22nd Mar '15 9:35:33 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''{{Newshounds}}'' featured a dolphin whose former job was to find these. He wasn't very good at it. Favourite line: 'Boom boom boom go the ocean zits!'

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* ''{{Newshounds}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Newshounds}}'' featured a dolphin whose former job was to find these. He wasn't very good at it. Favourite line: 'Boom boom boom go the ocean zits!'
16th Feb '15 9:43:53 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel'', set in a navy-based future, doesn't use the round ones, instead opting for modern sea mines like hidden torpedo launchers. The comparison is still made though.
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