May 25th, 1948|
USS Salt Lake City CA25
goes to her "watery grave"
Five hours after bombing and shelling, |
the cruiser awaits the "coup de grace"
|A Torpedo crashes into the side of old "Swayback"|
|Water rushes into the old warrior and life rushes out as she rolls on her side.|
Latitude 31:57 North, Longitude 119:54 West
Survivor of 31 engagements in WWII & the Bikini Bomb test, the 19 year old 586 foot cruiser has gone to her watery reward in 1,800 fathoms 135 miles off the California coast. Shells, bombs and torpedoes were needed for the job.
Standing off three miles, |
the crew of the Nereus solemnly salutes the sinking ship.
|Operation Crossroads Index|
History of the USS SLC during "Operation Crossroads" 1946
Cruiser's Brave Stand
Great Ship, by Dan Valentine, SLC, UT.
Valiant "Swayback" Nears Final Rest
Amazing Pictures of the Atomic Testing at Operation Crossroads
Meeting the Bomb at Close Quarters by Matin Zuberi, JNU
Navy to Sink Proud Old Cruiser
Boy Spy: Private Photos of the SLC after Bikini 02-24-11
Bikini 'Guinea Pig' Comes to Sound
Famed Cruiser's Last Day at Sea...May 25th, 1948
Able-Baker Atomic Bomb Test Log for the USS SLC
SLC Veterans that went to Operation Crossroads
Elegy for "Old Swayback" by Donald C. Trenary, Lt.
Radioactivity Lingers Longer in Water Blast, 1948
Where is the SLC now?
"My Sweetheart Cries in the Night"
"Message in a Barnacle Coated Bottle"
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