1 July 1946 All Hands Magazine
FRONT COVER: Painted in red lead, the USS Nevada is readied for her most unenviable post of honor, target ship for the first atomic bomb explosion at Bikini. The Old Maru, hit at Pearl Harbor only to serve again at Attu, on convoy duty, and at Normandy, Iwo and Okinawa, now faces her biggest test of all.
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THE BUPERS INFORMATION BULLETIN
S .1°1 lWC BOMB AO
1 JULY 1946
NAVPERS—O NUMBER 352
VICE ADMIRAL LOUIS E. DENFELD, USN
The Chief of Naval Personnel
REAR ADMIRAL THOMAS L SPRAGUE, USN
The Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AT THE CROSSROADS 2
Bomb to Be 'Nagasaki' Type 3
Disposition of Target Fleet 5
The Results of the Test 7
The Cost of Crossroads I0
Organization of JANTF-I I I
Atomic Primer 12
NUCLEONICS FOR THE NAVY 12
1: The Structure of Matter 13
2: Structure of the Atom 15
3: Nuclear Structure 17
4: Nuclear Transformation 21
(radium and radioactive disintegration)
5: Nuclear Transformation, Cont. 24
(equivalence of mass and energy)
6: Types of Nuclear Transformation.. 29
7: Production of High Energy Particles 32
8: Fission of Uranium 36
9: Slow Neutron Reactions 40
10: The Atom Bomb and Hiroshima. 44
II: Various Aspects and Peacetime Applications 46
Recommended Reading in Nucleonics 50
Brief History of Nuclear Development... 26
Table: Periodic Arrangement of Elements 51
Index to Nucleonics Explanation 52
AT LEFT: A brave and gallant lady, the USS Saratoga leaves San Francisco Naval Shipyard to keep a date at the Crossroads with an atomic bomb. Sara's first stop was NAS, Alameda; ultimate destination, destiny.