The overgrown anchor hawse hole of the USS Saratoga sunken in the Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands.

Photo by Reinhart Dirscherl.

It was sunk in 1946 as a test, to evaluate the effect of the atomic bomb on ships.

In the photo, USS Saratoga is visible in the left foreground, being lifted out of the water.

I had never seen these photos. It's kind of horrific.... especially knowing how the tests at Bikini Atoll later affected Micronesians.

Bikini atoll flag. A reminder of the debt owed...


@rek I want to go diving the prinz eugen out there
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