Nuclear Test Chart

TEST SERIES, DATES, LOCATIONS AND YIELDS;

Hiroshima , Japan …….August 5, 1945……15,000ton of TNT yield power

Nagasaki, Japan………..August 9, 1945……21,000ton of TNT yield power

These 2 occurances are not technically classified as tests

TRINITY07/16/1945Alamogordo, New Mexico21 kttower


Originally the Pacific Proving Grounds (PPG) was also referred to as the Bikini Proving Grounds or the Enewetak Proving grounds. NTS stands for Nevada Test Site, originaly referred to as the Nevada Proving Grounds or NPG.

OPERATION CROSSROADS :

Able06/30/1946Bikini (PPG)21kt.airdrop
Baker07/24/1946Bikini (PPG)21ktunderwater


OPERATION SANDSTONE:

X-ray04/14/1948Enewetak (PPG)37kttower
Yoke04/30/1948Enewetak (PPG)49kttower
Zebra05/14/1948Enewetak (PPG)18kttower


OPERATION RANGER:

Able01/27/1951NTS1ktairdrop
Baker01/28/1951NTS8ktairdrop
Easy02/01/1951NTS1ktairdrop
Baker-202/02/1951NTS8ktairdrop
Fox02/06/1951NTS22ktairdrop


OPERATION GREENHOUSE:

Dog04/07/1951Enewetak (PPG)81kttower
Easy04/20/1951Enewetak (PPG)47kttower
George1st thermonuclear05/08/1951Enewetak (PPG)225kttower
Item1st boosting principal05/24/1951Enewetak (PPG)45.5kttower


OPERATION BUSTER:

Able10/22/1951NTS<0.1kttower
Baker10/28/1951NTS3.5ktairdrop
Charlie10/30/1951NTS14ktairdrop
Dog11/01/1951NTS21ktairdrop
Easy11/05/1951NTS31ktairdrop


OPERATION JANGLE:

Sugar11/19/1951NTS1.2ktsurface
Uncle11/29/1951NTS1.2ktcrater


OPERATION TUMBLER-SNAPPER

Able04/01/1952NTS1ktairdrop
Baker04/15/1952NTS1ktairdrop
Charlie04/22/1952NTS31ktairdrop
Dog05/01/1952NTS19ktairdrop
Easy05/07/1952NTS12kttower
Fox05/25/1952NTS11kttower
George06/01/1952NTS15kttower
How06/05/1952NTS14kttower


OPERATION IVY:

Mike 1st hydrogen10/31/1952Enewetak (PPG)10.4Mtsurface
King11/15/1952Enewetak (PPG)500ktairdrop


OPERATION UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE:

Annie03/17/1953NTS16kttower
Nancy03/24/1953NTS24kttower
Ruth03/31/1953NTS200tontower
Dixie04/06/1953NTS11ktairdrop
Ray04/11/1953NTS200tontower
Badger04/18/1953NTS23kttower
Simon04/25/1953NTS43kttower
Encore05/08/1953NTS27ktairdrop
Harry05/19/1953NTS32kttower
Grable05/25/1953NTS15ktairburst
Climax06/04/1953NTS61ktairdrop

OPERATION CASTLE:

Bravo02/28/1954Bikini (PPG)15Mtsurface
Romeo03/26/1954Bikini (PPG)11Mtbarge
Koon04/06/1954Bikini (PPG)110ktbarge
Union04/25/1954Bikini (PPG)6.9Mtsurface
Yankee05/04/1954Bikini (PPG)13.5Mtbarge
Nectar05/13/1954Enewetak (PPG)1.69Mtbarge


OPERATION TEAPOT:

Wasp02/18/1955NTS1ktairdrop
Moth02/22/1955NTS2kttower
Tesla03/01/1955NTS7kttower
Turk03/07/1955NTS43kttower
Hornet03/12/1955NTS4kttower
Bee03/22/1955NTS8kttower
Ess03/23/1955NTS1ktcrater
Apple-103/29/1955NTS14kttower
Wasp Prime03/29/1955NTS3ktairdrop
HA (High Altitude)40,000ft04/06/1955NTS3ktairdrop
Post04/09/1955NTS2kttower
Met04/15/1955NTS22kttower
Apple-205/05/1955NTS29kttower
Zucchini05/15/1955NTS28kttower


OPERATION WIGWAM:

Wigwam05/14/1955Pacific N29W12630ktunderwater


OPERATION REDWING:

Lacross05/04/1956Enewetak (PPG)40ktsurface
Cherokee 2nd hydrogen05/20/1956Bikini (PPG)3.8Mt1st thermonuclear airdrop
Zuni05/27/1956Bikini (PPG)3.5Mtsurface
Yuma05/27/1956Enewetak (PPG)190tonstower
Erie05/30/1956Enewetak (PPG)14.9kttower
Seminole06/06/1956Enewetak (PPG)13.7ktsurface
Flathead06/11/1956Bikini (PPG)365ktbarge
Blackfoot06/11/1956Enewetak (PPG)8kttower
Kickapoo06/13/1956Enewetak (PPG)1.49kttower
Osage06/16/1956Enewetak (PPG)1.7ktairdrop
Inca06/21/1956Enewetak (PPG)15.2kttower
Dakota06/25/1956Bikini (PPG)1.1Mtbarge
Mohawk07/02/1956Enewetak (PPG)306kttower
Apache07/08/1956Enewetak (PPG)1.85Mtbarge
Navajo07/10/1956Bikini (PPG)4.5Mtbarge
Tewa07/20/1956Bikini (PPG)5Mtbarge
Huron07/21/1956Enewetak (PPG)250ktbarge


OPERATION PLUMBBOB:

Boltzmann05/28/1957NTS12kttower
Franklin06/02/1957NTS140tonstower
Lassen06/05/1957NTS0.5tonsballoon
Wilson06/18/1957NTS10ktballoon
Priscilla06/24/1957NTS37ktballoon
Coulomb-A07/01/1957NTSzerosurface
Hood07/05/1957NTS74ktballoon
Diablo07/15/1957NTS17kttower
John07/19/1957NTSabout 2ktrocket
Kepler07/24/1957NTS10kttower
Owens07/025/1957NTS9.7ktballoon
Pascal-A07/26/1957NTSslightshaft
Stokes08/07/1957NTS19ktballoon
Saturn08/10/1957NTSzerotunnel
Shasta08/18/1957NTS17kttower
Doppler08/23/1957NTS11ktballoon
Pascal-B08/27/1957NTSslightshaft
Franklin Prime08/30/1957NTS4.7ktballoon
Smokey08/31/1957NTS44kttower
Galileo09/02/1957NTS11kttower
Wheeler09/06/1957NTS197tonballoon
Coulomb-B09/06/1957NTS300tonsurface
Laplace09/08/1957NTS1ktballoon
Fizeau09/14/1957NTS11kttower
Newton09/16/1957NTS12ktballoon
Rainier09/19/1957NTS1.7lttunnel
Whitney09/23/1957NTS19kttower
Charleston09/28/1957NTS12ktballoon
Morgan10/07/1957NTS8ktballoon


OPERATION PROJECT 58:

Pascal-C12/06/1957NTSslightshaft
Coulomb-C12/09/1957NTS500tonsurface

OPERATION NEWSREEL:

Yucca04/28/1958Pacific N12 W1631.7ktballoon
Teak08/01/1958Johnson Island area3.8Mtrocket
Orange08/12/1958Johnson Island area3.8Mtrocket


HARDTACK I:

Cactus05/05/1958Eneetak (PPG)18ktsurface
Fir05/11/1958Bikini (PPG)1.36Mtbarge
Butternut05/11/1958Enewetak (PPG)81ktbarge
Koa05/12/1958Enewetak (PPG)1.37Mtsurface
Wahoo05/16/1958Enewetak (PPG)9ktunderwater
Holly05/20/1958Enewetak (PPG)5.9ktbarge
Nutmeg05/21/1958Bikini (PPG)25.1ktbarge
Yellowwood05/26/1958Enewetak (PPG)330ktbarge
Magnolia05/26/1958Enewetak (PPG)57ktbarge
Tobacco05/30/1958Enewetak (PPG)11.6ktbarge
Sycamore05/31/1958Bikini (PPG)92ktbarge
Rose06/02/1958Enewetak (PPG)15ktbarge
Umbrella06/08/1958Enewetak (PPG)8ktunderwater
Maple06/10/1958Bikini (PPG)213ktbarge
Aspen06/14/1958Bikini (PPG)319ktbarge
Walnut06/14/1958Enewetak (PPG)1.45Mtbarge
Linden06/18/1958Enewetak (PPG)11ktbarge
Redwood06/27/1958Bikini (PPG)412ktbarge
Elder06/27/1958Enewetak (PPG)880ktbarge
Oak06/28/1958Enewetak (PPG)8.9Mtbarge
Hickory06/29/1958Bikini (PPG)14ktbarge
Sequoia07/01/1958Enewetak (PPG)5.2ktbarge
Cedar07/02/1958Bikini (PPG)220ktbarge
Dogwood07/05/1958Enewetak (PPG)397ktbarge
Poplar07/12/1958Bikini (PPG)9.3Mtbarge
Scaevola07/14/1958Enewetak (PPG)zerobarge
Pisonia07/17/1958Enewetak (PPG)355ktbarge
Juniper07/22/1958Bikini (PPG)65ktbarge
Olive07/22/1958Enewetak (PPG)202ktbarge
Pine07/26/1958Enewetak (PPG)2Mtbarge
Quince08/06/1958Enewetak (PPG)zerosurface
Fig08/18/1958Enewetak (PPG)20tonsurface

OPERATION ARGUS:

Argus I08/27/1958South Atlantic S38.5-W11.51-2ktrocket
Argus II08/30/1958South Atlantic S49.5 -W8.21-2ktrocket
Argus III09/06/1958South Atlantic S48.5 -W9.71-2ktrocket


OPERATION HARDTACK II:

Otero09/12/1958NTS38tonshaft
Bernalillo09/17/1958NTS15tonshaft
Eddy09/19/1958NTS83tonballoon
Luna09/21/1958NTS1.5tonshaft
Mercury09/23/1958NTSslighttunnel
Valencia09/26/1958NTS2tonshaft
Mars09/28/1958NTS13tontunnel
Mora09/29/1958NTS2ktballoon
Colfax10/05/1958NTS5.5tonshaft
Hidalgo10/05/1958NTS77tonballoon
Tamalpais10/08/1958NTS72tontunnel
Quay10/10/1958NTS79tontower
Lea10/13/1958NTS1.4ktballoon
Neptune10/14/1958NTS115tontunnel
Hamilton10/15/1958NTS1.2tontower
Logan10/16/1958NTS5kttunnel
Dona Ana10/16/1958NTS37tonballoon
Vesta10/17/1958NTS24tonsurface
Rio Arriba10/18/1958NTS90tontower
San Juan10/20/1958NTSzeroshaft
Socorro10/22/1958NTS6ktballoon
Wrangell10/22/1958NTS115tonballoon
Rushmore10/22/1958NTS188tonballoon
Oberon10/22/1958NTSzerotower
Catron10/24/1958NTS21tontower
Juno10/24/1958NTS1.7tonsurface
Ceres10/26/1958NTS0.7tontower
Sanford10/26/1958NTS4.9ktballoon
De Baca10/26/1958NTS2.2ktballoon
Chavez10/27/1958NTS0.6tontower
Evans10/29/1958NTS55tontunnel
Humbolt10/29/1958NTS7.8tontower
Mazama10/29/1958NTSzerotower
Sante Fe10/30/1958NTS1.3ktballoon
Bianca10/30/1958NTS22kttunnel
Gandymede10/30/1958NTSzerosurface
Titiana10/30/1958NTS0.2tontower

OPERATION DOMINIC:

Adobe04/25/1962Christmas Island190ktairdrop
Aztec04/27/1962Christmas Island410ktairdrop
Arkansas05/02/1962Christmas Island1.09Mtairdrop
Questa05/04/1962Christmas Island670ktairdrop
Frigate Bird05/06/1962Pacific (PPG)rocket
Yukon05/08/1962Christmas Island100ktairdrop
Misilla05/09/1962Christmas Island100ktairdrop
Muskegon05/11/1962Christmas Island50ktairdrop
Swordfish05/11/1962Pacific (PPG)lowunderwater
Encino05/12/1962Christmas Island500ktairdrop
Aardvark05/12/1962Christmas Island500ktairdrop
Swanee05/14/1962Christmas Island97ktairdrop
Chetco05/19/1962Christmas Island73ktairdrop
Tanana05/25/1962Christmas Island2.8ktairdrop
Nambe05/27/1962Christmas Island43ktairdrop
Alma06/08/1962Christmas Island782ktairdrop
Truckee06/09/1962Christmas Island210ktairdrop
Yeso06/10/1962Christmas Island3Mtairdrop
Harlem06/12/1962Christmas Island1.2Mtairdrop
Rinconada06/15/1962Christmas Island800ktairdrop
Dulce06/17/1962Christmas Island52ktairdrop
Petit06/19/1962Christmas Island2.2ktairdrop
Otowi06/22/1962Christmas Island81.5ktairdrop
Bighorn06/27/1962Christmas Island7.65Mtairdrop
Bluestone06/30/1962Christmas Island1.27ktairdrop
Sunset07/10/1962Christmas Island1Mtairdrop
Pamlico07/11/1962Christmas Island3.88Mtairdrop
Androscoggin10/02/1962Johnson Island75ktairdrop
Bumping10/06/1962Johnson Island11.3ktairdrop
Chama10/18/1962Johnson Island1.59Mtairdrop
Calamity10/27/1962Johnson Island800ktairdrop
Housatonic10/30/1962Johnson Island8.3Mtairdrop


OPERATION SUNBEAM:

Little Feller II07/07/1962NTSlowsurface
Johnnie Boy07/11/1962NTS500toncrater
Small Boy07/14/1962NTSlowtower
Little Feller I07/17/1962NTSlowshaft

OPERATION FISHBOWL:

Starfish Prime07/09/1962Johnson Island1.4Mtrocket
Checkmate10/20/1962Johnson Islandlowrocket
Bluegill 3 Prime10/26/1962Johnson Islandsubmegatonrocket
Kingfish11/01/1962Johnson Islandsubmegatonrocket
Tightrope11/04/1962Johnson Islandlowrocket

OPERATION ROLLER COASTER: Four storage/transport tests in May & June 1963 as joint US- UK venture at Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR)

For additional underground tests through September 1992 see DOE/NV-220 (rev.14) available from U. S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office, P.O.Box 98518, Las Vegas, Nev 89193-8518