1 Jul 1946
  • Operation Crossroads: The United States conducted test 'Able' in the Bikini Islands, which saw an atomic detonation in the air. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS IX-300 (former German cruiser Prinz Eugen) was a target ship during the Able atomic test of Operation Crossroads, sustaining light damage. ww2dbase [Prinz Eugen | CPC]
  • Steamer Bay was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | CPC]
China
  • Allied repatriation ship Hikawa Maru departed Shanghai, China. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Shanghai | CPC]
Germany United States
  • USS Columbia completed her duties as a training ship for US Naval Reserve personnel. Commander Henry F. Gorski was named her new commanding officer, relieving Captain Bruce B. Adell. ww2dbase [Columbia | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1946
Independence showing atomic bomb damage off Bikini Islands, 1 Jul 1946, photo 1 of 2Independence showing atomic bomb damage off Bikini Islands, 1 Jul 1946, photo 2 of 2

1 Jul 1946 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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