1.54. A U.S. Navy sailor on the deck of a cruiser
noticed an explosive mine in the water directly in the path of the ship.
With no time to communicate the situation to the captain of the ship, the
sailor saved the lives of the crew and the ship. (BB)
1.54 answer: The sailor grabbed the fire hose from the deck and used the
force of the water from the hose to push the mine away from the hull of the
ship. The water pressure doesn’t explode the mine; WWII-style mines contain
magnetic sensors which make them explode on contact with a ship’s hull.