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

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for BB-58

Design 11D

for BB-58

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for BB-58
Measure 32
Indiana (BB-58)
Drawing

tleships%20DraBattleships%20Drawings/11D%20BB58.jpg"http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/S19-7/1943SeptemberBB58Camouflage.html">memo dated September 16, 1943, to Indiana directing the application of this camouflage as an experiment. The specified vertical colors were dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L).

The first drawing for Design 11D was attached to the July 15, 1943, memo to PacFleet for Benson class. This design was drawn up for the Buckley class destroyer escorts on December 22, 1943. This design for the Buckley destroyer escorts had its patterns almost reversed port and starboard to generate the patterns for both Fletcher and Sims in March 1944; the prominent panel of the Fletcher port bow was on the Buckley starboard bow.

A modern drawing of this camouflage can be obtained at The Floating Drydock: floatingdrydock.com.

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