Photo #: KN-11352
Operation "Sailor Hat", 1965
Detonation of the 500-ton TNT explosive charge for Shot "Bravo", first of a series of three test explosions on the southwestern tip of Kahoolawe Island, Hawaii, 6 February 1965. Weapons effects test ship Atlanta (IX-304) is moored in the left center.
Note the shock wave spreading over the water just beyond the ship, and the shock condensation cloud lifting overhead.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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14 October 2003