Baker Shot, Operation Crossroads, Underwater
Burst, 21 Kilotons, Bikini Atoll, July 26, 1946.

"At its greatest extent, the water column was 2000 feet (600 m) across, with walls 300 feet (100 m) thick, and 6000 feet (2 km) tall, holding a million tons of water."

"Beginning 4 milliseconds after the [underwater] explosion, the shock wave reaching the surface throws up a 'spray dome', rising at an initial speed of 2500 ft/sec (mach 2.5)..."

"[1,000 feet from the detonation the] first wave [was] 94 feet high... Waves 6 feet high were seen 22,000 feet (7 km) from the explosion." [italics added]

Almost a quarter of a thousand US Navy and captured foreign ships contributed to Operation Crossroads, not including 90 target ships for the test.


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Confusion Between Defensive/Offensive Military Preparations
Sir Edward Grey: Delayed Telegrams June-July 1914
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Winston Churchill on the June 28-July 1914 Crisis
Historians on Causes of World War I
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