July 25, 1946

July 25, 1946

The U.S. military conducts Shot Baker of Operation Crossroads, a 23 kiloton standard "Fat Man" stockpile weapon exploded underwater at Bikini Atoll. Operation Crossroads was intended to give information about the effect of the atomic bomb on naval vessels. A column of radioactive water severely contaminated ships that were not otherwise destroyed by the explosion.

Date Range: 
1946CE Jul 25th