Battleship Arkansas Being Tossed in Giant Pillar
Unlike ABLE's atmospheric explosion, BAKER's detonation started with a spray dome that appeared at the underwater site. Owing to the denser nature of water, which quickly cooled the explosion, the initial fireball did not grow as large as ABLE's. The spray dome broke the surface near USS Arkansas (BB-33) and she sank quite suddenly.
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