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Minesweeper (ship)

A minesweeper is a military ship designed to locate and destroy naval mines placed in the ocean by enemies. The same ships are often used for mine laying.

Onboard, these vessels include specialised radar to detect and track mines. To avoid detonation of mines, they are designed to produce much less noise than other ships, and are often constructed out of special non-magnetisable steel.

Their weaponary is mostly designed for the destruction of mines, but as they are military ships, anti-aircraft and other combative weapons are usually present.

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