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

Auxiliary Ships

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Seaplane Tenders

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for AVP-10

Design 1F

for AVP-10

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for AVP-10
Measure 31a
Duxbury Bay (AVP-38)Gardiners Bay (AVP-39)
Floyds Bay (AVP-40)

Measure 33
Cook Inlet (AVP-36)Corson (AVP-37)

The design drawing for Measure 33/1F for the Barnegat class small seaplane tenders drawn on March 6, 1944. The Measure 33 colors were navy blue (5-N), ocean gray (5-O) and pale gray (5-P). Later Measure 31a would be used : navy blue, ocean gray and haze gray (5-H). In this drawing dark colors are feathered into the lighter colors. Some ships painted this design with solid or straight edges. A drawing showing the solid edges for this design has not yet been found. Note, there was no bow view and the stern view was crossed out.

The first drawing for Design 1F was for “Liberty” style cargo ships using feathered edges was attached to the March 1943 supplement to SHIPS-2. On January 29, 1944, Design 1F was redrawn using “open” measure colors and with solid edges for the Alkaid class “Liberty” style cargo ships. Then Design 1F was drawn as above for the Barnegat class small seaplane tenders on March 6, 1944.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-174529 and 80-G-174530.