The USS Independence (CVL-22) was a United States Navy light aircraft carrier served during the Second World War. She took part in the attacks on Rabaul, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa, in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and others strike duties. When war finished, Independence was used as a target during...read more

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This footage shows the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga after two nuclear tests in 1946 at Bikini Atoll. USS Saratoga (CV-3), a 33,000-ton aircraft carrier, was converted from the battle cruiser Saratoga (CC-3) while under construction at Camden, New Jersey. She served in the Pacific Theater of...read more

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Underwater video of the wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV3) at Bikini, sunk during the 1946 'Baker' nuclear test.

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In the wake of World War II, in a move closely related to the beginnings of the Cold War, the United States of America decided to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean, on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall archipelago.

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