Atomic Bomb Detonated Underwater

Ouch, I certainly hope there wasn’t anybody aboard that ship!

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16 Responses to Atomic Bomb Detonated Underwater

  1. Wish the video continued for a bit longer so we could see if the ship was still there, even if it was in a highly damaged state.

  2. It’s a video from a set of nuclear tests in the fifties in the south pacific intended to examine the effects of a nuclear strike on a naval formation, the ships were mainly axis leftovers crewed by animals and scientific gear. Several ships and a few subs were simply wiped out by that detonation.

  3. Wish the video continued for a bit longer so we could see if the ship was still there, even if it was in a highly damaged state.

  4. This looks like footage from either Operation Crossroads (1946) or Wigwam (1955). I’m leaning on the former. The U.S. placed ships catpured in war or ships that were scheduled for decomission to observe their behaviors in an atomic explosion. Some times animals were placed on the ships decks for observation as well.

  5. It's a video from a set of nuclear tests in the fifties in the south pacific intended to examine the effects of a nuclear strike on a naval formation, the ships were mainly axis leftovers crewed by animals and scientific gear. Several ships and a few subs were simply wiped out by that detonation.

  6. This looks like footage from either Operation Crossroads (1946) or Wigwam (1955). I'm leaning on the former. The U.S. placed ships catpured in war or ships that were scheduled for decomission to observe their behaviors in an atomic explosion. Some times animals were placed on the ships decks for observation as well.

  7. That looks nothing like a nuclear explosion. Sure, it bears a superficial similarity with some of the tests, but many things are off. The “boom” shouldn’t be heard almost instantly after it exploded. The quality of the shot is rather good, implying modern video equipment. The ship is not very large and certainly not interesting enough to be a target ship. The explosion itself looks like a conventional one, with almost no “dome” forming. The ship is not overcome by the wave or the wake of the explosion before it’s hit by water spray. And that’s just some of the details. Come on, GAS. The readers should be geeky enough to spot these details. I find it hard to believe that I’m the only one.

  8. That looks nothing like a nuclear explosion. Sure, it bears a superficial similarity with some of the tests, but many things are off. The "boom" shouldn't be heard almost instantly after it exploded. The quality of the shot is rather good, implying modern video equipment. The ship is not very large and certainly not interesting enough to be a target ship. The explosion itself looks like a conventional one, with almost no "dome" forming. The ship is not overcome by the wave or the wake of the explosion before it's hit by water spray. And that's just some of the details. Come on, GAS. The readers should be geeky enough to spot these details. I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one.

  9. It’s a real nuclear test. Crossroads Baker on 25 July 1946 to be precise. This version has been colorized, upscaled, and had an improper soundtrack added to it.

    The original black and white newsreel is impressive enough without these modifications.

    The ships, by the way, largely survived but were incredibly contaminated by radioactivity.

  10. It's a real nuclear test. Crossroads Baker on 25 July 1946 to be precise. This version has been colorized, upscaled, and had an improper soundtrack added to it.

    The original black and white newsreel is impressive enough without these modifications.

    The ships, by the way, largely survived but were incredibly contaminated by radioactivity.

  11. This is sick. Whoever participated in this “experiment” has in my view disqualified themselves as a member of the human race and does not deserve to live on this beautiful planet.

  12. This is sick. Whoever participated in this "experiment" has in my view disqualified themselves as a member of the human race and does not deserve to live on this beautiful planet.