Atomic bomb test ship wreck, sonar image

Atomic bomb test ship wreck, sonar image

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Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Coda Octopus/LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Atomic bomb test ship wreck. Sonar image of ex-aircraft carrier the USS Independence, scuttled near the Farallon Islands off the coast of California on 29 January 1951. This ship took part in the 1946 Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. It was damaged in both of the tests, the aerial Able blast and the underwater Baker blast. This image, part of radiation safety research, was obtained in 2015 by Coda Octopus Echoscope 3D sonar. This device was integrated on the Boeing autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Echo Ranger, used by NOAA researchers to survey the wreck. For the ship before scuttling, see image C026/3037.

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