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

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Design 2C

for CL-49

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for CL-49
Measure 32
Honolulu (CL-48)St. Louis (CL-49)
Drawing

The composite of the two design drawings for Measure 32/2C for the Brooklyn class light cruiser USS St. Louis drawn on March 31, 1944. The standard Measure 32 colors were light gray (5-L), ocean gray (5-O) and dull black (BK) on vertical surfaces with a pattern of ocean gray (5-O) and deck blue (20-B) on the horizontal surfaces.

A drawing for Design 2C was attached to the July 15, 1943, memo to PacFleet for the heavy cruiser San Francisco CA-38. Design 2C can be seen carried by the Brooklyn class light cruisers USS St Louis (CL-49) and USS Honolulu (CL-48). It was also used with slight modifications on many destroyer escorts of the John C. Butler class.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-109719 and 80-G-109720.

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