Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Arc Dock Survived Both Bombs

A concrete repair dock with other ships
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Arthur Beaumont; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 16H X 20W
Accession #: 88-169-J
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Because concrete buildings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki withstood atomic explosions better than other building material, a concrete repair dock (ARDC) was brought to Bikini to test how reinforced concrete could withstand an atomic explosion. The minor damage it suffered proved its durability.

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