The drawing for Measure 32 Design 15A for the Casablanca
class escort carriers; the original was dated March 6, 1944. The vertical colors were: dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O), light gray (5-L) and pale gray (5-P). The starboard or upper hull pattern is very similar to the one that was used for the creation of Design 9D. The starboard pattern is much like the Fletcher
9D pattern and consists of a wedge of ocean gray and black centered in the middle of the hull flanked by false perspective “stairs” with a dark set to the left and light sets to the right.
The port pattern was very different from 9D and thus justified a new design number.
There has been only this one drawing for Design 15A yet found.
Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-170033 and 80-G-170034.