U.S. Navy Ships in WWII Dazzle Camouflage 1944-1945

Aircraft Carriers

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Escort Carriers

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for CVE-26

Design 11A

for CVE-26

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for CVE-26
Measure 31a
Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)

Measure 32
Suwannee (CVE-27)Santee (CVE-29)

The drawings for Measure 32 Design 11A for the Sangamon class escort carriers dated January 25, 1944. The vertical colors were specified to be dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L) with the horizontal surfaces deck blue (20-B). The bow view was crossed out, possibly because it might lead to confusion.

The earliest drawing for Design 11A was on January 25, 1944, for the carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3) and at the same time for the Sangemon class of escort carriers. This design was then redrawn on January 27, 1944, for the Cleveland class cruisers. On April 21, 1944, it was drawn for the General John Pope class of transports. Design 11A was redrawn for the gasoline tanker USS Kaloli on May 1, 1944. Finally, it was drawn for the Allen M. Sumner class of destroyers on May 11, 1944.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-165753 and 80-G-165754.