Accession Number : ADB951738

Title :   Operation WIGWAM. Project 4.1. Weapons Placement at Operation WIGWAM.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 01 FEB 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Zero Barge supported the bomb and housed various instrumentation projects at point zero. Special handling equipment was provided on the barge for lowering the bomb to explosion depth. The bomb was enclosed in a specially designed watertight case and connected to the barge electrically while submerged by a specially designed electrical cable. Preliminary tests were made to prove out the function of barge, the bomb case, the electrical cable, and the handling equipment. The bomb was successfully placed at the 2000-ft depth for the explosion on 14 May 1955. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR BOMBS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, BARGES, BOMB AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, HOUSINGS, BOMB CASES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE