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Ghost fleet : the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll

Author: James P Delgado
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In July 1946 a fleet of 242 ships, among them some of the most famous of World War II, assembled within the Lagoon of Bikini Atoll, 4,500 miles from San Francisco. There, in a massive military effort dubbed "Operation Crossroads," thousands of scientists and U.S. military personnel gathered to assess the atomic bomb's effect on warships in the world's first nuclear weapons tests. After evacuating 167 islanders and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Delgado, James P.
Ghost fleet.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96022635
(OCoLC)34705114
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James P Delgado
ISBN: 0585326703 9780585326702
OCLC Number: 45843004
Notes: "A Kolowalu book."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 204 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: James P. Delgado.

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In 1946, the US began a series of nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll to determine the impact of atomic bombs. Delgado, a marine archaeologist, visited Bikini in the late 1980s to document the condition of  Read more...

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