Cold War: A Brief History
Operation Crossroads: Able Test
Yield: 21 kilotons
Date: 6/ 30/ 1946
Location: Bikini Atoll
The purpose of the tests was to examine the effects of nuclear explosions on naval vessels, planes, and animals. A fleet of 95 surplus and captured ships anchored in the Bikini Atoll lagoon in the Marshall Islands were used as targets.