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"Operation WIGWAM was the code name of the first deep underwater nuclear explosion in history.
These faux submarines, base on the Tang (SS-563) submarine design, were used as test targets as part of Operation Wigwam.
The test target submarines (one of which appears closest to the camera on the right) were referred to as SQUAWS, & were constructed at Long Beach Naval Shipyard under the contract with the US Navy.
|Record Group 374: Records of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 1943 - 2005
Photographs of Atmospheric Nuclear Testing at Pacific Island and Nevada Test Sites, 1946 - 1962
PROJECT 30-30 - OPERATION WIGWAM (Pacific) Detonation
Local Identifier: 374-ANT-30-30-DPY-11-20 & 374-ANT-30-30-CUZ-06-01.
National Archives Identifiers: 146764638 & 146764636
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