Bikini 'Guinea Pig' Comes to Sound|
Seattle, Sunday, Aug. 3, 1947
"Atomic Target Ship"
Heavy Cruiser SLC, "work horse" in the Pacific Fleet during WWII, is shown being nudged into her berth at Puget Sound Naval Yard, Bremerton, WA. following a long trip from Bikini Atoll, where she underwent atom bombing tests. She was berthed at Bremerton for radiological study which it is hoped will solve some of the nation's defense problems.
Newspaper Clipping...No name or date
Five tired old ships were being readied for Davy Jones' locker or a place in history today
as the Terminal Island navy Yard stripped them down for atomic bomb tests.
Without a farewell salute by whistle or gunfire, and with nothing else to signify that she is on her way to a gallant end, the USS SALT LAKE CITY was towed yesterday from the harbor to the target range off San Diego.
|Operation Crossroads Index|
History of the USS SLC during "Operation Crossroads" 1946
Valiant "Swayback" Nears Final Rest
Cruiser's Brave Stand
Great Ship, by Dan Valentine, SLC, UT.
Amazing Pictures of the Atomic Testing at Operation Crossroads
Boy Spy: Private Photos of the SLC after Bikini 02-24-11
Meeting the Bomb at Close Quarters by Matin Zuberi, JNU
Navy to Sink Proud Old Cruiser
Famed Cruiser's Last Day at Sea...May 25th, 1948
SLC Goes to her Watery Grave
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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