The drawing for Design 31/2C for the Fletcher
class ships. The vertical colors specified were: dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and haze gray (5-H); ships that substituted light gray (5-L) for haze gray would have been in Measure 32. This drawing was probably completed by December 4, 1943 when it was sent to USS Clarence K. Bronson
(DD-668). In the drawing stern view, at D
, the stripe to starboard is really the aftermost black panel viewed edge on. Some ships painted an extra stripe on the stern quarter to match.
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-109625 and 80-G-109626.