The Measure 33 Design 10A drawing for the Essex
class carriers dated January 19, 1944.
The vertical colors were specified to be navy blue (5-N), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L) with the horizontal surfaces deck blue (20-B). Some ships may have used a lighter range of colors for the medium and light colors.
Design10A was first drawn as above for the Essex class carriers on January 19, 1944. Then on February 16, 1944 Design 10A was drawn for the Casablanca class escort carriers and probably shortly before that for the Sangamon class escort carriers.
Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-170025.