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.
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