American mine laying fleet in the North Sea. The ships shown are the Canonicus, Canandaigua, Aroostook, Quinebang, Saranac, Roanoke, Housatonic and Baltimore. In the North Sea Mine Barrage, Americans laid 56,611 mines.
DEATH FROM THE DEPTHS
A mine exploding. The completion of the North Sea Mine Barrage was devastating to the morale of German submarine crews, resulting in a mutiny of the crews and the abandonment of the submarine campaign on Oct 26, 1918.