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

Destroyer Escorts

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for DE-51

Design 3D (ex)

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Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
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No ships yet identified in this design
Drawing

The Measure 32 and Measure 33/3D(ex) drawings for the Buckley class destroyer escorts dated September 7, 1944, where the “ex” indicated an experimental design. The vertical colors were specified to be: dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L), on the starboard side to be Measure 32. The port side used the Measure 33 vertical colors of navy gray (5-N), haze gray (5-H) and pale gray (5-P). There was no stern view, so pesumably the two medium colors, 5-O from the starboard and 5-H from the port should meet at the middle of the stern. These drawings were produced for the camouflage tests that were to be performed in October 1944; however, since apparently no Buckley class destroyer escorts were chosen to be used in the tests these drawings were not used.

Original drawing sources: NARA 19-N-104889 and 19-N-104890.

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