(1) The convoy was protected by three destroyers, a minesweeper , two corvettes and a trawler as it left Scotland.(2) A Royal Navy frigate or minesweeper could be on station as well with twenty-four hours' notification.(3) After four days of paddling almost 100 miles upriver, the remaining two canoes reached the German ships and set their mines, flooding four cargo ships and damaging a minesweeper .(4) The first Indian missile boat attack occurred on 4-5 December, from the south; it sank a destroyer and a coastal minesweeper .(5) The wreck in question was discovered by a Navy minesweeper in 1995 and identified as the AHS following local advice.(6) At sea, he served in a battleship, an aircraft carrier, in cruisers, destroyers, frigates, and a minesweeper .(7) When World War II broke out he was serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy minesweeper HMS Gleaner, but was posted soon after to the repair ship HMS Resource as First Lieutenant.(8) The estuary and Khawr waterway have been combed by helicopters hauling mine detectors on sledges, and by minesweepers and minehunters, while Chatham's helicopter provided air support.(9) Her path had been cleared by six British and four American minesweepers and minehunters, and teams of British, American and Australian divers.(10) The main roles of the ships are: coastal surveillance, naval reserve force training, mine countermeasures for route survey, minesweeping and mine inspection operations.(11) The Taiwanese navy could acquire new fleets of the most advanced diesel/electric submarines, minesweepers and minelayers and waves of high-speed torpedo boats.(12) At the start of the war it comprised just 8 small coastal vessels; by its end it had 10 sloops, 3 frigates, 4 corvettes, 17 minesweepers , and a number of smaller warships, and it also had a landing craft wing of 41 boats.(13) After post-war service minesweeping around the Australian coast, New Guinea and the Solomons, Mildura along with her sister ships Deloraine, Echuca, Katoomba and Lithgow arrived in WA on January 16, 1948.(14) A number were obtained from the Soviet Union, beginning in 1976, including Kashin-class destroyers, Nanuchka missile boats, minesweepers , and a tanker.(15) The ship structure is able to meet all minewarfare roles, including surveillance, minelaying, minehunting and minesweeping .(16) At the cessation of hostilities the corvette was based at Hong Kong for minesweeping and patrol duties.