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USS Arkansas

USS Arkansas after the atom bomb test
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Arthur Beaumont; 1946; Unframed Dimensions 18H X 21W
Accession #: 88-169-H
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A view of USS Arkansas (BB-33) following test ABLE. As can be seen in this watercolor, the battleship suffered considerable damage to the masts and deck from this atmospheric detonation. She did not survive the second test, falling victim to underwater damage after the BAKER detonation.

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  • Cold War
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