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

Auxiliary Ships

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for AN-6

Design 20L

for AN-6

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for AN-6
Measure 31
Mohogany (AN-23)Sandalwood (AN-32)

The design drawing for Measure 31/20L for the Aloe class of net laying ships (AN-6 to AN-37), dated August 21, 1944. This design used three greens vertically, probably haze green (5-HG), ocean green (5-OG) and navy green (5-NG) in a mirrored mottled pattern both port and starboard. This drawing also has two waterlines: a load line and a light load line with the pattern down to both load lines, since they cross.

Each pattern from Design 20L had been created by overlaying a master pattern of greens, brown and black over the outline of the particular class of ship. See the Master pattern for 20L Thus each class ship 20L drawing used a slightly different part of the Master pattern and had a unique final design.

See AN-6 silhouette in color.

Original drawing source: NARA BS 72184 and BS 72186.