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

Auxiliary Ships

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Oilers & Gasoline Tankers

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for AO-22

Design 3AO

for AO-22

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for AO-22
Measure 32
Astabula (AO-51)Cacapon (AO-52)
Caliente (AO-53)Chikaskia (AO-54)
Aucilla (AO-56)Mississinewa (AO-59)
Nantahala (AO-60)Tolovana (AO-64)
Saranac (AO-74)Mascoma (AO-83)
Ocklawaha (AO-84)Pamanset (AO-85)
Ponanganset (AO-86)Sebec (AO-87)
Tomahawk (AO-88)
Drawing

The drawing for Design 32/3AO for the Cimarron and Ashtabula classes of fleet oilers based on the T3 maritime hull. The vertical colors specified were: dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L); ships that substituted haze gray (5-H) for light gray would have been in Measure 31. This drawing was probably completed by January 1944. Note the PT boats shown as deck cargo and the two waterlines.

This is the only design drawing for Design 3AO.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-160236 and 80-G-160237.

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