Operation Crossroads target ships at Bikini Atoll in Marshall Islands. United States damage assessment and radiation monitoring crews visiting target ships after the first atomic bomb test ("Able") during Operation Crossroads. States Navy ships seen include: USS Butte (APA-68) with smoke issuing from her stack, LCT-112,USS MacLeish (DD-220). Pictures taken from small boat show numbers 68, 220, and LCT-112 clearly painted on bows and sterns of ships. Navy hospital ship USS Bountiful (AH-9) is seen. It served as home for radiation monitoring crews. Assessment personnel seen in small boats maneuvering around USS Butte (APA-68)
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