Photo #: 80-G-627502
USS Independence (CVL-22)
Afire aft, soon after the "Able Day" atomic bomb air burst test at Bikini on 1 July 1946.
The bomb had exploded off the ship's port quarter, causing massive blast damage in that area, and progressively less further forward.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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26 April 2000