A Mk 60 CAPTOR mine being prepared to be dropped by aircraft.
Source: US Air Force (Staff sgt. Russ Pollanen) - © public domain
The CAPTOR mine is an anti-submarine mine that is laid by aircraft, surface vessels or submarines. The name CAPTOR stands for Encapsulated Torpedo. The mine is moored to the sea floor and detects nearby vessels using passive sonar. It is designed to only engage submarines. The submarine launched version of the CAPTOR differs from the air and surface vessel launched version as it is made to fit into a 533mm torpedo tube.
A drawing showing the modes of laying the CAPTOR and its use against an enemy submarine.
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