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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.

1 July 1946 All Hands Magazine

ALL HANDS will continue to cover all naval news and developments in the postwar period, just as it did throughout the war.

Those who are serving or who have served their country in the Navy will find ALL HANDS the best means of obtaining all naval news—advance and authentic information on policies and legislation, new directives, reports on scientific and technical developments, guidance on veterans' rights and benefits, features on the lighter side of nautical life, wide pictorial coverage.

Families and friends of men in service will also be interested in following ALL HANDS reports of the United States' rapidly-changing fleet. Former Navy men already in civvies will find information important to them in its pages. Those electing to stay in the Naval Reserve will find it an invaluable source of information.

In response to many requests for ALL HANDS, order blanks are printed on the opposite side of this page for the convenience of those wishing to subscribe. Rea ders are requested to pass the blank along to others as well, and to pass the word (if there are not enough blanks to go around) that subscribing is merely a matter of sending $2 to the Superintendent of Documents.
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THE BUPERS INFORMATION BULLETIN
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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

Page
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.

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