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HMS Peyton and US Navy minelayer in rough weather in North Sea. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 75502).

  • Day 1410 of the war
  • US Navy vessels in European waters now number 150. The vessels commence laying mines in the North Sea, with the aim of creating a barrier against German vessels. By the end of the war the barrage would extend from Scotland to Norway, a distance of almost 500 kms, and contain 56,570 mines.