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

Aircraft Carriers

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Escort Carriers

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for CVE-9

Design 2A

for CVE-9

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for CVE-9
Measure 32
Breton (CVE-23)

Measure 33
Nassau (CVE-16)Altamaha (CVE-18)

The combined drawings for Measure 33 Design 2A for the Bogue class escort carriers dated March 18, 1944. The vertical colors were specified to be navy blue (5-N), haze gray (5-H) and pale gray (5-P) and the horizontal color was deck blue (20-B). The Measure 32 vertical colors would probably be dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L).

The first drawing for Design 2A was for the Bogue class of escort carriers on March 18, 1944. Then probably later in 1944 Design 2A was drawn for USS Bayfield (APA-33).

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-109717 and 80-G-109718.