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U. S. Naval Station Keflavik, Iceland
Mobile Mine Assembly Team 0321
Fleet Service Mine Test NAVICE 2-65
July-August 1964
 


Keflavik, Iceland - Kinda cold up here in the winter!

U. S. Naval Station, Keflavik, Iceland
U. S. Naval Station, Argentia, Newfoundland

During the months of May and June 1964 members of both Mine Project FOUR and MOMAT 0321 Det ALFA deployed to the Royal Norwegian AFB, Andoya, Norway, for the assembly of mines for the FSMT EASTLANT 3-65, and, the World Wide Surveillance Program for stocks at Andoya. The completed mines were then airlifted to the U. S. Naval Station Argentia, Newfoundland.

MOMAT 0321 Det ALFA deployed to the U. S. Naval Station, Keflavik, Iceland, during the months of July and August 1964 for the assembly of mines for the FSMT NAVICE 2-65. These completed mines were also airlifted to the Naval Station, Argentia, Newfoundland.

For the final preparation of the mines for FSMT EASTLANT 3-65 and NAVICE 2-65, MOMAT 0321 Det Alfa deployed to the U. S. Naval Station, Argentia, Newfoundland, during the months of August and September 1964.
Mine components at both sites were removed from the preposition explosive loaded mines and then installed into mine cases used for the FSMT. Replacement components brought to the respective sites were installed into the preposition mines. The results of the FSMT allowed the evaluation of the mine components at these sites.

Mine Assembly Building
Explosive Loaded Mines


[DDK-03] Assembly building for explosive loaded mines


[DDK-05] Assembly building for inert FSMT mines

 


[DDK-06] Mine shop with stacked Mk 25s.


[DDK-07] MNSN Robert B. Pricer, MN2 Wally Sechman, unk

Magazine Area


[DDK-09]


[DDK-10]

 

[All photos courtesy of Don DeCrona]

 


 


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