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


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Gridley & Benham Classes

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for DD-409

Design 1D

for DD-409

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for DD-409
Measure 31
Bagley (DD-386)Helm (DD-388)
Ralph Talbot (DD-390)

Measure 32
Mugford (DD-389)

The design drawing for Measure 32/1D for the Sims class destroyers drawn on March 6, 1944. The lightest vertical color light gray (5-L) could be replaced by haze gray (5-H) to make this Measure 31. Note, the stern view was crossed out.

The first drawing for Design 1D was attached to the March 1943 Supplement to SHIPS-2 for DD-380 Gridley class using Measure 33. Design 1D was also worn by the battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43), the large cruiser USS Alaska (CB-1), the light cruisers USS Raleigh (CL-7), USS Houstan (CL-81), and USS Miami (CL-89) all in Measure 32 colors. The light cruiser USS Columbia (CL-56) wore this design using Measure 33 colors. In addition, Design 1D was worn by a few Evarts class destroyer escorts mostly in Measure 32.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-170944 and 80-G-170945.