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

USS Minneapolis (CA-36)

Hull NumberNameClassCamouflage DesignDesign DatePaint DateNotesOther
CA-36MinneapolisNew Orleans*5

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CA-36 was requested by CominCh to use a special camouflage similar to Measure 8 from SHIPS-2 to resemble a Porter class destroyer on 7/2/43. Photos show CA-36 in this camouflage at Mare Island in August 1943 and later at Peleliu in September 1944. An official drawing for this camouflage has yet to be found. Measure 8 was intended to be used by a light cruiser to resemble the silhouette of a two-stack destroyer.

Dazzle - USS Minneapolis