U.S.S. Chilton Anchored off Bikini Atoll

ID: 91-6345

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 26, Folder 4

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Summary

The U.S.S. Chilton anchored off Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, to facilitate the Operation Crossroads biological survey of Bikini Atoll prior to testing the atomic bomb there. Leonard Peter Schultz, ichthyologist at the National Museum of Natural History, was among the scientists sent on the survey.

Subject

  • Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States Navy

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Operation Crossroads was an expedition to Bikini Atoll and the northern Marshall islands under the auspices of the Department of the Navy. Dr. Leonard P. Schultz, Curator of Fishes at the National Museum of Natural History, was in charge of the biological investigation of the reef fishes in the area. His investigations centered on the relative abundance of fauna before and after the atom bomb tests. Specimens were collected for the purpose of comparison and to make possible a study of anatomical variations among the various island fish populations.
  • See Neg. #s for Operation Crossroads 1946: 91-6345, SIA2010-0896, SIA2010-0897, SIA2010-0898, SIA2010-0899, SIA2010-0900, SIA2010-0901, SIA2010-0902, SIA2010-0903, SIA2010-0904, SIA2010-0905, SIA2010-0906, SIA2010-0907, SIA2010-0908, SIA2010-0922, SIA2010-0923, SIA2010-0973, SIA2010-0974

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 26, Folder 4

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1946

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Boats and boating
  • Atomic Bomb Tests
  • Ichthyology
  • Employees
  • U.S.S. Chilton (Ship)
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Landscapes
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Testing
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946/1947
  • Nuclear weapons--Testing
  • Ships
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Marshall Islands
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

91-6345

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3h x 4.25w; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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