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

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for CL-7

Design 1D

for CL-7

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for CL-7
Measure 32
Raleigh (CL-7)
Drawing

The design drawing for Measure 32/1D for the Omaha class light cruiser USS Raleigh drawn up on August 19, 1943. The vertical colors were light gray (5-L) and dull black (BK) with a pattern of ocean gray (5-O) and deck blue (20-B) on the horizontal surfaces. Also shown was countershading using white (5-U).

The first drawing for Design 1D was attached to the March 1943 Supplement to SHIPS-2 for DD-380 Gridley class using Measure 33. Design 1D was also worn by the battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43), the large cruiser USS Alaska (CB-1), the light cruisers USS Raleigh (CL-7), USS Houstan (CL-81), and USS Miami (CL-89) all in Measure 32 colors. The light cruiser USS Columbia (CL-56) wore this design using Measure 33 colors. In addition, Design 1D was worn by a few Evarts class destroyer escorts mostly in Measure 32.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-156812 and 80-G-156813.

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