The Measure 32 Design 17A drawing for the Essex
class carriers dated June 12, 1944.
The vertical colors were specified to be dull black (BK), navy blue (5-N), ocean gray (5-O), haze gray (5-H), light gray (5-L) and pale gray (5-P) with the horizontal surfaces deck blue (20-B). This was probably the only camouflage design that used six colors vertically.
The first Design 17A drawing was dated June 12, 1944, for the Essex class carriers using Measure 32. On October 12, 1944 Design 17A was redrawn and simplified again for the Essex class carriers.
Original drawing source: NARA 19-N-100081.