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Operation 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.

Caption   Operation 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. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army
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Photos on Same Day 25 Jul 1946
Photos at Same Place Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
15 Nov 2015 12:45:40 AM

Note the enormous Wilson cloud extending over the lagoon captured in this photo despite the fact this effect is created and then dissipates within a second.
Note also the black spot on the right side of the vertical water column. This is the “shadow” of the battleship USS Arkansas that was anchored within the perimeter of what became the water column and as water was thrown upward, the Arkansas created a hole in that water, or a “water shadow.”
Also, note that even the trunks of the palm trees in the foreground are painted in the red and white scale markings.

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WW2-Era Place Name Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Lat/Long 11.5900, 165.5000
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