CVL-22The namesake ship of the Independence class, the light carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) is seen from the port side on December 30, 1944, while leaving the lagoon of the Pacific anchorage of Ulithi. The camouflage pattern here is Measure 33 Design 8A. The colors appear to be navy blue (5-N), ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L) with pale gray (5-P) used in some places as countershading. The most prominent panel of pale gray under the bow flight deck overhang was commented on by Everett Warner during his survey of the Pacific Fleet as being too visible, so may have been darkened before this photo. This photo was taken from USS Hancock (CV-19). Photo source: NARA 80-G-300095.