Photo #: SC 259372
Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests, 1946
USS Saratoga (CV-3) sinking in Bikini Lagoon after she was fatally damaged by the "Baker Day" underwater atomic bomb test, 25 July 1946.
Note her hull number ("3") still visible at the front of her flight deck, air escaping from her submerged hull and oil streaming away to starboard.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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28 February 2000