Hi Siris: My point was that the US can sneak past the mines while at peace and if their TTs make it through them on T6, bombard without having been subject to a mine attack.
That was all. Wanted confirmation that they did not need to survive a round of mines, before bombardment.
I think I knew the answer. Wanted to be sure.
As to taking fhe US ships out of port, in the game I played the Germans could not get its Subs to survive one round in the open, because of the preponderance of Allied ships.
Why not sail the US ones away if the Germans cannot get past the UK?
The US does not need to protect them in this case.
The US transports would be susceptible to the mines since they are moving into the mined seazone.