25 Jul 1946
  • USS IX-300 (former German cruiser Prinz Eugen) was a target ship during the Baker atomic test of Operation Crossroads, sustaining damage below the waterline. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Skipjack was sunk during the atomic bomb blast at Bikini Atoll in Operation Crossroads. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Operation Crossroads: The United States conducted test 'Baker' in the Bikini Islands, which saw an atomic detonation under the sea. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Jul 1946
Saratoga sinking after atomic bomb blast, Bikini Atoll, Marshall islands, 25 Jul 1946, photo 1 of 2Saratoga sinking after atomic bomb blast, Bikini Atoll, Marshall islands, 25 Jul 1946, photo 2 of 2Operation Crossroads Test Baker, an underwater plutonium bomb test, at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 25 Jul 1946. Note cruiser USS Salt Lake City and Japanese battleship Nagato among the test fleet.

25 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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