The Measure 3_ Design 6A drawings for the Essex
class carriers dated July 19, 1943.
The vertical colors were not specified. However, the Measure 32 colors would normally be dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L) with the horizontal surfaces deck blue (20-B). USS Franklin
(CV-13) was commissioned
in this camouflage design on January 31, 1944, but repainted her port side using the Design 3A
port pattern about three months later.
The first Design 6A drawing was as above for the Essex class carriers on July 19, 1943. Design 6A was then redrawn for the USS Terror class minelayers on April 9, 1944. Design 6A was redrawn on May 26, 1944, for the USS Wright (AV-1) seaplane tender in Measure 32 colors. Later in June it was drawn up for transports.
Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-160238.