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Operation Bowline
Schooner detonation
Information
Country United States
Test site Nevada Test Site
Period 1968–1969
Number of tests 48
Test type Underground
Max. yield 200 kilotons
Navigation
Previous test Operation Crosstie
Next test Operation Mandrel

Operation Bowline[1] was a series of 48 nuclear test explosions conducted by the United States in 1968 and 1969 at the Nevada Test Site. These blasts followed Crosstie and preceded Mandrel.

Individual tests

Name Date Location Yield   Name Date Location Yield
SPUD July 17, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   BAY LEAF December 12, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
TANYA July 30, 1968 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons   SCISSORS December 12, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
IMP August 9, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   BENHAM December 19, 1968 Nevada Test Site 1.15 mt
RACK August 15, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   PACKARD January 15, 1969 Nevada Test Site 10 kilotons
DIANA MOON August 27, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   WINESKIN January 15, 1969 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons
SLED August 29, 1968 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons   SHAVE January 22, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
NOGGIN September 6, 1968 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons   VISE January 30, 1969 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons
KNIFE A September 12, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   BIGGIN January 30, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
STODDARD September 17, 1968 Nevada Test Site 31 kilotons   NIPPER February 4, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
HUDSON SEAL September 24, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   WINCH February 4, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
KNIFE C October 3, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   CYPRESS February 12, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
WELDER October 3, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   VALISE March 18, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
VAT October 10, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   CHATTY March 18, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
HULA October 29, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   BARSAC March 20, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
BIT A, B October 31, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   COFFEE March 21, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 100 kilotons
FILE October 31, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   GOURD
-AMBER,
-BROWN
April 24, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
CREW November 4, 1968 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons   THISTLE April 30, 1969 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons
CREW 2nd, 3rd November 4, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   BLENTON April 30, 1969 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons
KNIFE B November 15, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   PURSE May 7, 1969 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons
AUGER November 15, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   ALIMENT May 15, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
MING VASE November 20, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   TORRIDO May 27, 1969 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons
TINDERBOX November 22, 1968 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   IPECAC A, B May 27, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
SCHOONER December 8, 1968 Nevada Test Site 30 kilotons   TAPPER June 12, 1969 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
TYG A, B, C, D, E, F December 12, 1968 Nevada Test Site 6 to 20 kilotons   BOWL 1, 2 June 26, 1969 Nevada Test Site 2 to 20 kilotons

References

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