A drawing for Design 33/10D for the heavy cruiser USS Pensacola
(CA-24) has not yet been found. However, it was probably drawn by October 1943, since Pensacola
was photographed then in Pearl Harbor wearing 33/10D and again later in January 1944. The vertical colors were probably ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L). By June 1944, Pensacola
appeared in Dutch Harbor wearing 32/14D.
A Design 10D drawing was attached to the July 15, 1943, memo to PacFleet for the DD-384 Dunlap class using Measure 31. USS Pensacola (CA-24) appeared at Pearl Harbor in October 1943 in 33/10D. Design 10D was used as a design for the carrier USS Essex (CV-9) that was labeled 32/6-10D and applied during April 1944. The number 6 comes from a table used in some memos between the Bureau of Ships and Pacific Fleet around August 1943. This table listed camouflage designs and the sixth listing in the table under “Patterns” was Design 10D. Design 10D was also drawn for the Buckley class destroyer escorts on December 30, 1943.
Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-000000.