Thanks for sharing. It’s amazing how powerful these things are.
I wonder if it made a local or widespread tsunami? Or was the water just vaporized and therefore no wave?
Not only the blast, but the effect the nukes had on life on the Bikini Atoll's ocean floor:
That’s pretty cool!
By the way, our experiments on Japan yielded some interesting results, too: On Hiroshima we used a uranium fueled bomb (”Little Boy”) and on Nagasaki a plutonium fueled bomb (”Fat Man”). It turned out that over the next couple of decades the incidence of new leukemia cases was far higher in Hiroshima than it was in Nagasaki.
My Father was there. He had lots of stories to tell. And no - they weren’t about irradiated personnel (mostly.) Great stories though.
Thanks very much for the fascinating story, pictures and link to the very interesting site PetaPixel.
Check out “Trinity and Beyond - The Atomic Bomb Movie” It’s an incredible documentary hosted by Shatner. Lots of Atom/H-Bomb footage/info/history and even Russia’s Tzar Bomba 50 megaton blast.
That link has more than a few libridiots spouting the party line on it. Take blood pressure meds before reading.
Thanks for posting, but now that song will be in my head all day.
“We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when...”
The ship that got tossed into the air, creating the black smudge in the mushroom column, was battleship USS Arkansas. Oldest and smallest battleship in the fleet (pre-WWI, mounted 12” guns rather than the 14” and 16” of later BBs), but still a pretty substantial-sized ship.
My Dad participated in these tests while in the US Navy after the surrender of Japan. His ship USS Hughes. DD410 is at the bottom of the Bikini Atoll.
Holy carp! That must have carved-out a huge hole in the ocean floor. I wonder how much - millions of tons of - underwater debris was blown skyward? I can’t even begin to think of the ramifications of that blast. Thanks for the link!
Hardcore redneck fishing at it’s best!
BFL. This should be cool.
I keep telling myself to look at this later, but I keep forgetting to bookmark it for myself...