The July 24, 1946 Baker Test in the initial seconds of the explosion, shrouding its formidable height over the U.S. Navy’s test fleet. The Baker bomb, suspended 90 degrees below the land ship LSM-60, spewed a column of water that hoisted the 10-mile wide, 520-foot tall mushroom cloud. The battleship Arkansas was located 100 feet from the explosion in the right foreground, next to the dark spot of soot from the ship’s stacks and boilers. (Colorized photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Field Office)
A color film of the Baker test is available.
Government Films and Photographs Depict Test "Able" on 1 July 1946
Removal of 167 Bikinians from the Atoll Preceded the Atomic Tests