Operation Crossroads was a pair of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in A fleet of 95 target ships was assembled in Bikini Lagoon and hit with two detonations of Fat Man .. ships. The New York Times reported, prematurely, that "only two were sunk, one capsized, and eighteen damaged.
Ships that were used as targets by the United States Navy during the nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll as part of Operation Crossroads.
The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear weapons detonated by . The Navy designated Bikini Atoll lagoon as a ship graveyard, then brought in 95 ships including carriers, battleships, cruisers, Many of the surviving ships were too contaminated to be used again for testing and were sunk.