Operation Crossroads, Baker picture.  Operation crossroads was a series of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in the summer of 1946.  Its purpose was to test the effect of nuclear weapons on naval ships.  The series consisted of two detonations, each with a yield of 23 kilotons: Able was detonated at an altitude of 520 feet (158 m) on July 1, 1946;  Baker (shown here) was detonated 90 feet (27 m) underwater on July 5, 1946. A third planned burst, Charlie, was canceled.

Description Source - Library of Congress

Year - July 5, 1946

Operation Crossroads - Baker Test Explosion

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