Oropesa (minesweeping)

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Oropesa Minesweeping Float

An Oropesa is a streamlined towed body used in the process of minesweeping. The role of the Oropesa is to keep the towed sweep at a determined depth and position from the sweeping ship.[1][2][3][4] Oropesa are standard devices used on Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships.[5]

The device derives its name from the ship on which it was developed, HMS Oropesa, a British trawler.[6]

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Vrienden van de Koninklijke Marine. , Mechanical minesweeping