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

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for APA-2

Design 4T

for APA-2

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for APA-2
Measure 32
Wharton (AP-7)Harris (APA-2)
Zeilin (APA-3)Leonard Wood (APA-12)
Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13)J. Franklin Bell (APA-16)
Drawing

This is a composite of the two drawings for Measure 32 Design 4T for the Harris class attack cargo ships dated January 11, 1944. The vertical colors for Measure 32 were dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L) with the horizontal color deck blue (20-B). The boats colors were not specifically identified, but appeared to blend with their background. This drawing was identified as APA 535 class possibly because Harris was 535 feet long.

The first Design 4T drawing was for USS Harris (APA-2) on January 11, 1944, as above. Design 4T was then drawn for the Harry Lee class of attack transports on March 9, 1944. Then 4T was drawn for USS Boreas (AF-8) on April 5, 1944, and on April 7 for USS President Polk (AP-103) a (C3A-P&C) maritime hull. On July 5, 1944, Design 4T was issued for the Sumter class of attack transports using a (C2-S-E1) maritime hull and again on August 1, 1944, for the Haskell class attack transports with (VC2-S-AP5) maritime hulls.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-165755 and 80-G-165756.

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