Mine Warfare in the Russian and Soviet Navies
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Political Science & Geography
Graduate Program in International studies
Willard C. Frank, Jr.
Mary Ann Tetreault
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Special Collections LD4331.I45B73
This thesis examines the development of technology, tactics, strategy, and organization of mine warfare in the Russian and Soviet navies from 1807 to the present. The author reviews the trials and tribulations of the development of naval mines and their employment within these two navies. This development has been primarily driven by the needs of war and advances of technology. In spite of occasional setbacks, the Russian and Soviet mine warfare forces continued to provide support to the overall naval and central policies of their respective governments. This support has often been during times of high tension and limited resources. Nevertheless, mine warfare has been and continues to be an integral component of the Russian and Soviet navies. A limited overview of Western mine warfare developments is included as a contrast to those accomplished by the Russian and Soviet mine warfare forces.
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Bray, Jeffrey K..
"Mine Warfare in the Russian and Soviet Navies"
(1989). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/75s7-ts23