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

Destroyer Escorts

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for DE-5

Design 6D

for DE-5

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for DE-5
Measure 31
Eisele (DE-34)

Measure 32
Greiner (DE-37)Loverling (DE-39)
Brackett (DE-41)Halloran (DE-305)

The composite drawing for Measure 32 Design 6D as drawn for the Evarts class destroyer escorts probably in late 1943. The vertical colors are specified to be dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L). There was no bow view, but the forward most ocean gray panel wraps around the bow. The stern view at the upper left shows the aft most starboard black panel as a line since it is viewed on edge.

The first drawing for Design 6D was included with the July 15, 1943, memo to PacFleet for the Fletcher class destroyers. Another Design 6D drawing for the Fletcher class destroyers was dated December 22, 1943, and it was redrawn on January 19, 1944, for the Cleveland class light cruisers Design 6D was worn by the battleships USS New Mexico (BB-40) and USS Mississippi (BB-41). Four destroyers of the Farragut class and one Gridley class destroyer also carried Design 6D.

Original drawing sources: NARA 80-G-105510 and 80-G-105511.