U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers in WWII Dazzle Camouflage 1944-1945

Fleet Carriers (CV, CVL)

by Design Number


CV: Includes pre-war and war-built Essex classes.
CVL: Light carriers built on light cruiser hulls.

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
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View by Hull Number
Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design

1A

for CV-4
ship
Measure 33
Ranger (CV-4)

3A

for CV-9
ship
Measure 32
Intrepid (CV-11)Hancock (CV-19)

Measure 33
Hornet (CV-12)

3D

for CVL-22
ship
Measure 33
Belleau Wood (CVL-24)Monterey (CVL-26)

4A

for CV-6
shipNo ships yet identified in this design

4Ab

for CV-6
ship
Measure 33
Enterprise (CV-6)

6A

for CV-9
ship
Measure 32
Franklin (CV-13)Bunker Hill (CV-17)

7A

for CVL-22
ship
Measure 32
Princeton (CVL-23)Cowpens (CVL-25)

Measure 33
San Jacinto (CVL-30)

8A

for CVL-22
ship
Measure 32
Bataan (CVL-29)

Measure 33
Independence (CVL-22)

10A

for CV-9
ship
Measure 33
Yorktown (CV-10)Ticonderoga (CV-14)
Wasp (CV-18)Shangri-La (CV-38)

10D

for CV-9
ship
Measure 32
Essex (CV-9)

11A

for CV-3
ship
Measure 32
Saratoga (CV-3)

17A1

for CV-9
ship
Measure 32
Randolph (CV-15)Bennington (CV-20)

17A2

for CV-9
ship
Measure 32
Bennington (CV-20)Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
Antietam (CV-36)

Dazzle - Fleet Carriers (CV, CVL) by Design Number