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Record #172354:

Seek and destroy: the history of iceberg demolition experiments / Donald L. Murphy, Duyane Alexander.

Title: Seek and destroy: the history of iceberg demolition experiments / Donald L. Murphy, Duyane Alexander.
Author(s): Murphy, Donald L.
Alexander, Duyane.
Date: 2005.
Abstract: Describes attempts between 1913 and 1960 by U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol to destroy icebergs that threatened shipping, using gunfire, mines, heat bombs, thermite (via thermal stress) and carbon black. Success was limited, and often restricted to calm conditions. In 1960 demolition was abandoned in favour of monitoring large bergs and issuing warnings, the large number of smaller bergs resulting from demolition attempts being felt to present a hazard more difficult to detect.
Notes:

Offprint: Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council, the Coast Guard Journal of Safety at Sea. Spring :50-54.

Keywords: 551.326 -- Floating ice.
551.326.6 -- Icebergs.
624.145.7 -- Floating ice, destruction.
624.145.2 -- Floating ice, damage.
656.608 -- Shipping accidents at sea.
551.326.025 -- Floating ice, surface detection.
662.2 -- Explosives.
E6 -- Glaciology: floating ice.
(*61) -- North Atlantic Ocean.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-SHF: 551.326.6 : 656.608
SPRI record no.: 172354

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