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

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for LSD-1

Design 9L

for LSD-1

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for LSD-1
Measure 31
Lindenwald (LSD-6)Oak Hill (LSD-7)
White Marsh (LSD-8)Casa Grande (LSD-13)
Rushmore (LSD-14)


  The drawing for Measure 31 Design 9L for LSD-1 class of dock landing ships dated January 12, 1944.  The vertical colors were identified as Measure 31 grays and greens: dull black (BK), navy green (5-NG), ocean green (5-OG), haze gray (5-H) and light gray (5-L), with black, deck green, ocean green, deck blue and ocean gray paint on horizontal surfaces. 

See Design 31/9L for LSD-1 silhouette in color.

  This is the only drawing of Design 9L that has yet been found.

  Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-170030 and 80-G-170031.