USS Hughes Used as Test Ship in Atomic Blast


As part of the United States Operation Crossroads nuclear testing program, the USS Hughes was used as a target to test the effects that an underwater atomic blast would have on a ship.  The Hughes was positioned only 920 yards from the blast zone and sustained serious damage, but was not sunk.  You can see ships near the blast at the :15 mark in the video.

Newsman inspect the damage to the USS Hughes from another ship.

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