The US Navy tests the resistance of its new warships to the waves generated by the explosion of bombs underwater. The USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship designed for warfare close to shore, finished its third “shock trial” in the waters off Florida.
The tests consists of detonating a 10,000-pound explosive charge nearby. The effect of the detonation is really impressive. It starts with a shockwave that turns the water an electric blue, and then it shoots it hundreds of feet into the air.
“The ship performed exceptionally well, sustaining minimal damage and returned to port under her own power,” The Naval Sea Systems Command said.
“A large amount of data was collected during (the shock trials) on the majority of shipboard systems and the Navy will compile and analyse the data over the next several months,” it added.