The Japanese light cruiser Sakawa shortly before being sent to the Bikini Atoll

cruiser Sakawa

The Japanese light cruiser Sakawa with dismantled weapons and dismantled equipment during training by the US military to send nuclear weapons tests in the Bikini Atoll area under Operation Crossroads. In the background is a pagoda-like superstructure of the Nagato battleship, also being prepared for a nuclear explosion.

The cruiser Sakawa could enter the last escort of the battleship Yamato, but was excluded due to a lack of fuel for the passage.



Location: Yokosuka, Japan
Date: 1946

In : 1946

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