Coxswain, Mine Yawl (546) Enlisted Personnel

Supervises operation of a 26- to 30-foot motor-driven boat known as a mine yawl in connection with planting submarine mines for the protection of coastal waters and harbor areas.
Assists larger boat, such as mine planter and "L" boat, in marking out limits of mine field and plotting newly planted mines. Sounds water depths of newly planted mines and determines distance of submarine mine below water surface. Transmits this information to mine planter. Runs cable from ship which connects submarine mines to shore control stations.
Must be able to make minor repairs to boat engine. Must be a skilled seaman.

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