This design drawing for Measure 33/1F for “Liberty” cargo ships of (EC2-S-C1) maritime hull was undated, but is almost identical to the drawing attached to the March 1943 supplement to SHIPS-2
except not in color. The Measure 33 colors were ocean gray (5-O) over a background of pale gray (5-P). The ocean gray was intended to be sprayed and “feathered” over the pale gray. This could probably only be done or maintained at a port facility. This design was later redrawn with solid edged panels probably because the PacFleet memo in August 1943 which recommended: “Soft, graded patterns should be avoided until expert supervision for application may be made available.”
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 for the Barnegat class small seaplane tenders on March 6, 1944.
Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-152118 and 80-G-152122.