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Naval History and Heritage Command

Sinking of the Saratoga

An aircraft carrier sinking after testing
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Arthur Beaumont; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 18H X 23W
Accession #: 88-169-G
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Although the Navy mounted an extraordinary effort to save USS Saratoga (CV-3), the warship was too contaminated to conduct extensive damage control procedures and she eventually sank. One of the legends of the Pacific war, her loss was keenly felt by the officers and men of Operation Crossroads.

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