USS Bearss (DD-654) circling an iceberg, 1958

USS Bearss (DD-654) circling an iceberg, 1958
Here we see the Fletcher class destroyer USS Bearss (DD-654) circling an iceberg on 5 September 1958 during an expedition into the south Atlantic to investigate if high altitude low yield nuclear missiles could create a layer of electrical interference that might prevent incoming missiles from detonating. She escorted the guided missile ships USS Norton Sound (AVM-1), which was leading Operation Argus and which fired the three missiles. The effect turned out to exist, but to disappear too quickly to be of use.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 October 2021), USS Bearss (DD-654) circling an iceberg, 1958 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Bearss_DD654_circling_iceberg.html

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