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 5D

for AVP-10

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for AVP-10
Measure 32
Humboldt (AVP-21)Rockaway (AVP-29)
Unimak (AVP-31)Yakutat (AVP-32)
Rehoboth (AVP-50)

Measure 33
Barnegat (AVP-10)Matagorda (AVP-22)

The drawing for Design 32/5D for the Barnegat class of small seaplane tenders dated February 29, 1944. This drawing shows the dark color feathering into the light color. Some ships painted this design with solid or straight edges. It is not known if there existed a drawing showing the solid edges. The vertical colors were haze gray (5-H), and navy blue (5-N) and was labeled Measure 32. The deck was all deck blue (20-B).

The earliest drawing for Design 5D was attached to the March 1943 Supplement to SHIPS-2 for the Porter Class destroyers using Measure 32 colors and sprayed edges. Sometime in 1943 the cruiser USS Phoenix (CL-46) painted in Design 5D, possibly based on this drawing. Then Design 5D was drawn for the Barnegat class of small seaplane tenders again using Measure 32 with sprayed edges. However, there may have been an additional drawing for the Barnegat class using solid edges because at least five of the class painted 5D with solid panels instead of sprayed and feathered edges

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-166240 and 80-G-166241.