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

Mine Warfare

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for DD-692

Design 16D

for DD-692

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for DD-692
Measure 31
Allen M. Sumner (DD-692)Haynsworth (DD-700)
Hank (DD-702)Gainard (DD-706)
Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708)Barton (DD-722)
Laffey (DD-724)Collett (DD-730)
Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)Lowry (DD-770)

Measure 32
Hugh Purvis (DD-709)Maddox (DD-731)
Harry F. Bauer (DM-26)Tolman (DM-28)

The Measure 31 Design 16D drawing for the Allen M. Sumner class destroyers. This drawing was undated, but was probably before January 1944. Although the standard Measure 31 range of colors is indicated, ships could subsitute light gray (5-L) for haze gray (5-H) to be in Measure 32 colors.

A Design 16D drawing was attached to the July 15, 1943, memo to PacFleet for the Farragut class destroyers. Some parts of Design 16D were derived from an earlier pattern used for Measure 16. Design 16D was also drawn for Allen M. Sumner and Gleaves classes of destroyers, Buckley class destroyer escorts, Bayfield class attack transports and for Tacoma class frigates. The cruiser USS Baltimore (CA-68) and the battleship USS California (BB-44) also wore Design 16D. This design drawing for the Allen M. Sumner class varies from other, probably later drawings on the port side from the area under the bridge forward, in that the stripes are reversed in direction.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-170940 and 80-G-170941.