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Operation Crossroads: Disposition of Target Vessels

Carriers

USS Independence (CVL-22) sunk as target off San Francisco, CA, 27 January 1951.

USS Saratoga (CV-3) sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

Battleships

USS Arkansas (BB-33) sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

Nagato (Japanese Battleship) sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 29 July 1946.

USS Nevada (BB-36) sunk as target off Pearl Harbor, HI, 31 July 1948.

USS New York (BB-34) sunk as target off Pearl Harbor, HI, 8 July 1948.

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) scuttled off Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 10 February 1948.

Cruisers

USS Pensacola (CA-23) scuttled off the Washington Coast, 10 November 1948.

Prinz Eugen (IX-300) stranded and sank at Kwajalein, 22 December 1946.

Sakawa
(captured Japanese light cruiser) sunk by Test Able at Bikini, 2 July 1946.

USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) sunk as target off San Clemente, California, 25 May 1948.

Destroyers

USS Anderson (DD-411) sunk by Test Able at Bikini, 1 July 1946.

USS Conyngham (DD-371) scuttled off California, July 1948.

USS Hughes (DD-410) sunk as target off Washington, 16 October 1948.

USS Lamson (DD-367) sunk by Test Able at Bikini, 1 July 1946.

USS Mayrant (DD-402) sunk off Kwajalein, 4 April 1948.

USS Mustin (DD-413) sunk off Kwajalein, 18 March 1948.

USS Ralph Talbot (DD-390) scuttled off Kwajalein, March 1948.

USS Rhind (DD-404) scuttled off Kwajalein, 22 March 1948.

USS Stack (DD-406) sunk as target off Kwajalein, 24 April 1948.

USS Trippe (DD-403) sunk as target off Kwajalein, 3 February 1948.

USS Wainwright (DD-419) sunk as target off Kwajalein, 5 July 1948.

USS Wilson (DD-408) scuttled off Kwajalein, 8 March 1948.

Submarines

USS Apogon (SS-308) sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

USS Dentuda (SS-335) sent to West Coast, sold for scrap, 20 January 1969.

USS Parche (SS-384) sent to West Coast, sold for scrap, July 1970.

USS Pilotfish (SS-386) sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

USS Searaven (SS-196) sunk as target off California, 11 September 1948.

USS Skate (SS-305) scuttled off California, 5 October 1948.

USS Skipjack (SS-184) sunk as target off California, 11 August 1948.

USS Tuna (SS-203) scuttled off California, 24 September 1948.

Attack Transports

USS Banner (APA-60) scuttled off Kwajalein, 16 February 1948.

USS Barrow (APA-61) scuttled off Kwajalein, 11 May 1948.

USS Bladen (APA-63) sent to East Coast, transferred to U.S. Maritime Commission,
3 August 1953.

USS Bracken (APA-64) scuttled off Kwajalein, 10 March 1948.

USS Briscoe (APA-65) scuttled off Marshall Islands, 6 May 1948.

USS Brule (APA-66) scuttled off Kwajalein, 11 May 1948.

USS Butte (APA-68) scuttled off Kwajalein, 12 May 1948.

USS Carlisle (APA-69) sunk by Test Able at Bikini, 1 July 1946.

USS Carteret (APA-70) sunk by gunfire in the Pacific, 19 March 1948.

USS Catron (APA-71) sunk by gunfire in the Pacific, 6 May 1948.

USS Cortland (APA-75) sent to East Coast, Transferred to U.S. Maritime Commission,
31 March 1948.

USS Crittenden (APA-77) scuttled off California, 5 October 1948.

USS Dawson (APA-79) scuttled off Kwajalein, 19 March 1948.

USS Fallon (APA-81) scuttled off Kwajalein, 10 March 1948.

USS Fillmore (APA-83) sent to East Coast, transferred to U.S. Maritime Commission,
1 April 1948.

USS Gasconade (APA-85) sunk by torpedoes off California, 21 July 1948.

USS Geneva (APA-86) sent to East Coast, sold for scrap, 2 November 1966.

USS Gilliam (APA-57) sunk by Test Able at Bikini, 1 July 1948.

USS Niagara (APA-87) sent to East Coast, sold for scrap, 5 February 1950.

LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank)

USS LST-52 sunk in Pacific, April 1948.

USS LST-125 sunk off Bikini, 14 August 1946.

USS LST-133 scuttled off Kwajalein, 11 May 1948.

USS LST-220 scuttled off Kwajalein, 12 May 1948.

USS LST-545 scuttled off Kwajalein, 12 May 1948.

USS LST-661 scuttled off Kwajalein, 25 July 1948.

LSMs (Landing Ship, Medium)

LSM-60 completely destroyed by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

LCTs (Landing Craft, Tank)

LCT-412 scuttled off Kwajalein, September 1947.

LCT-414 scuttled by Test Baker at Bikini, July 1946.

LCT-705 scuttled off Kwajalein, September 1947.

LCT-746 scuttled off Kwajalein, March 1947.

LCT-812 scuttled by Test Baker at Bikini, July 1946.

LCT-816 scuttled off Kwajalein, June 1947.

LCT-818 scuttled off Kwajalein, September 1947.

LCT-874 scuttled off Kwajalein, September 1947.

LCT-1013 scuttled off Kwajalein, September 1947.

LCT-1078 scuttled off Kwajalein, September 1947.

LCT-1112 scuttled off Kwajalein, September 1947.

LCT-1113 scuttled off Kwajalein, June 1947.

LCT-1114 sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 30 July 1946.

LCT-1175 sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

LCT-1187 scuttled by Test Baker at Bikini, July 1946.

LCT-1237 scuttled by Test Baker at Bikini, July 1946.

Auxiliaries

YO-160 sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

YOG-83 scuttled off Kwajalein, 16 September 1948.

ARDC-13 sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 6 August 1946.

LCIs (Landing Craft, Infantry)

LCI-327 destroyed on Bascombe (Mek) Island, Kwajalein, 30 October 1947.

LCI-329 scuttled off Kwajalein, 16 March 1948.

LCI-332 scuttled off Kwajalein, September 1947.

LCI-549 sold to private party in California, 19 August 1949.

LCI-615 sold to private party in California, 19 August 1949.

LCI-620 scuttled off Bikini Lagoon entrance, 10 August 1946.

LCMs (Landing Craft, Mechanized)

[Note these craft, like the LCVP, did not ordinarily receive hull numbers. The numbers were provided by Joint Task Force One (JTF-1) to facilitate damage reports.]

LCM-1 fate unknown.

LCM-2 fate unknown.

LCM-3 fate unknown.

LCM-4 sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

LCM-5 fate unknown.

LCM-6 sold for scrap in Guam, n.d.

LCVPs (Landing Craft Vehicles, Personnel)

LCVP-7 fate unknown.

LCVP-8 fate unknown.

LCVP-9 fate unknown.

LCVP-10 sunk by Test Baker at Bikini, 25 July 1946.

LCVP-11 fate unknown.

LCVP-12 fate unknown.

Source: Delgado, James P., Daniel J. Lenihan, and Larry E. Murphy. The Archeology of the Atomic Bomb: A Submerged Cultural Resources Assessment of the Sunken Fleet of Operation Crossroads at Bikini and Kwajalein Atoll Lagoons, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Washington: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1991.

27 January 1999