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Mousetrap (weapon)

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Mousetrap (ASW Marks 20 and 22) was an anti-submarine rocket used mainly during the Second World War by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. [1]

14 relations: Anti-submarine warfare, Deck (ship), Destroyer, Hedgehog (weapon), Mortar (weapon), Naval mine, Rocket, Submarine, Submarine chaser, Torpex, United States Coast Guard, United States Navy, Warhead, World War II.

Anti-submarine warfare

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines.

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Deck (ship)

A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship.

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Destroyer

In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.

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Hedgehog (weapon)

The Hedgehog (also known as an Anti-Submarine Projector) was a forward-throwing anti-submarine weapon that was used during the Battle of the Atlantic in the Second World War.

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Mortar (weapon)

A mortar is usually a simple, lightweight, man portable, muzzle-loaded weapon, consisting of a smooth-bore metal tube fixed to a base plate (to absorb recoil) with a lightweight bipod mount.

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Naval mine

A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.

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Rocket

A rocket (from Italian rocchetto "bobbin") is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine.

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Submarine

A submarine (or simply sub) is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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Submarine chaser

A submarine chaser is a small and fast naval vessel that is specifically intended for anti-submarine warfare.

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Torpex

Torpex is a secondary explosive, 50% more powerful than TNT by mass.

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United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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Warhead

A warhead is the explosive or toxic material that is delivered by a missile, rocket, or torpedo.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mousetrap_(weapon)

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