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 2C

for DD-409

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for DD-409
Measure 31
Patterson (DD-392)

Measure 32
Lang (DD-399)Anderson (DD-411)
Morris (DD-417)

The drawing for Design 32/2C for the Sims class destroyers, but could be used by other single-stack destroyers classes. The vertical colors specified were: dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L), but if haze gray (5-H) were subsituted for light gray, this would be Measure 31. This drawing was dated February 16, 1944. The drawing stern view was left blank, probably intending the 5-O from both sides to meet on the stern.

A drawing for Design 2C was attached to the July 15, 1943, memo to PacFleet for the heavy cruiser San Francisco CA-38. Design 2C can be seen carried by the Brooklyn class light cruisers USS St Louis (CL-49) and USS Honolulu (CL-48). It was also used with slight modifications on many destroyer escorts of the John C. Butler class.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-172533 and 80-G-172535.