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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 World War II and earned 8 battle stars. 

In mid-1946, USS Saratoga (CV-3) was a target for nuclear weapon tests during Operation Crossroads. She survived the first test with slightly damage, but was sunk by the second test. "Sara Maru" still lies beneath the waters of Bikini atoll, where she is occasionally visited by divers.



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