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Evacuation of the Fleet
Evacuation of the Fleet
Arthur Beaumont
Accession Number: 88-169-A
Original work: Watercolor
Original size: 15.25 by 19.25 inches

Selected as ground zero for test ABLE, USS Nevada (BB- 36) was painted bright orange to assist the B-29 bomber crew find their aim point. Although the old battleship survived both bombs, extensive contamination from test BAKER led to her destruction by gunfire and aerial torpedoes in an exercise off Hawaii on 31 July 1948. The view is from the bridge of USS Arkansas (BB-33), during final test preparations and the evacuation of people and the support fleet from Bikini lagoon.

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