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

Escort Carriers (CVE)

by Hull Number


CVE: Small carriers modified from merchant ship hulls and originally designated as AVG, then ACV: Auxiliary Carriers.

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
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View by Design Number
Hull NumberNameClassCamouflage DesignDesign DatePaint DateNotes Other
CVE-1Long IslandLong Island32/9A
CVE-9BogueBogue32/4A*1
CVE-11CardBogue32/4A*1
CVE-12CopaheeBogue33/12A
CVE-13CoreBogue32/4A*1
CVE-16NassauBogue33/2A
CVE-18AltamahaBogue33/2A12/2/43
CVE-20BarnesBogueNAYF
CVE-21Block IslandBogue32/4A*1Lost 5/29/44.
CVE-23BretonBogue32/2A7/11/44
CVE-25CroatanBogue32/4A*1
CVE-26SangemonSangemon33/10A2/7/44
CVE-27SuwanneeSangemon32/11A2/3/44
CVE-28ChenangoSangemon33/10A2/7/44
CVE-29SanteeSangemon32/11A2/5/44
CVE-30ChargerBogueNAYF
CVE-31Prince WilliamBogue32/4A*1
CVE-55CasablancaCasablanca32/12A2/28/448/15/44
CVE-56Liscome BayCasablancaLost 11/24/43.
CVE-57AnzioCasablanca32/12A3/3/44Name was changed from Coral Sea
CVE-58CorreigidorCasablanca33/10A2/26/44
CVE-59Mission BayCasablanca32/4A*1
CVE-60GuadalcanalCasablanca32/4A*1
CVE-61Manila BayCasablanca32/12A2/18/44
CVE-62Natoma BayCasablanca33/14A4/3/44
CVE-63St. LoCasablanca32/15A3/11/44Name was changed from Midway 9/15/44. Lost 10/25/44.
CVE-64TripoliCasablanca32/4A*1
CVE-65Wake IslandCasablanca33/10A11/6/4411/9/44
CVE-66White PlainsCasablanca33/10A2/28/44
CVE-67SolomonsCasablanca32/4A*1
CVE-68Kalinin BayCasablanca33/10A3/21/448/31/44
CVE-69Kasaan BayCasablanca32/4A*1
CVE-70Fanshaw BayCasablanca33/10A2/28/44
CVE-71Kitkun BayCasablanca32/12A3/3/44
CVE-72TulagiCasablanca32/4A*1
CVE-73Gambier BayCasablanca32/15A3/21/44Lost 10/25/44.
CVE-74Nehenta BayCasablanca33/10A3/6/44
CVE-75Hoggatt BayCasablanca32/12A4/5/44
CVE-76Kadashan BayCasablanca33/10A3/11/44
CVE-77Marcus IslandCasablanca32/15A3/21/44
CVE-78Savo IslandCasablanca33/14A4/3/44
CVE-79Ommaney BayCasablanca32/15A3/21/447/28/44Lost 1/4/45.
CVE-80Petrof BayCasablanca33/10A2/28/44
CVE-81Rudyard BayCasablanca32/15A3/21/44
CVE-82Saginaw BayCasablanca33/14A4/3/44
CVE-83Sargent BayCasablanca32/15A3/21/44
CVE-84Shamrock BayCasablanca32/4AWhile in Atlantic
CVE-84Shamrock BayCasablanca33/10A2/28/44
CVE-85Shipley BayCasablanca32/15A3/21/44
CVE-86Sitkoh BayCasablanca33/10A5/9/44
CVE-87Steamer BayCasablanca32/12A6/14/44
CVE-88Cape EsperanceCasablanca33/10A5/9/44
CVE-89Takanis BayCasablanca32/12A5/9/44
CVE-90Thetis BayCasablanca33/10A5/9/44
CVE-91Makasser StraitCasablanca32/16A7/18/44
CVE-92Windham BayCasablanca33/18A7/10/44
CVE-93Makin IslandCasablanca32/16A7/10/44
CVE-94Lunga PointCasablanca33/18A
CVE-95Bismark SeaCasablanca32/16A7/10/44Lost 2/21/45.
CVE-96SalamauaCasablanca33/18A7/10/44
CVE-97HollandiaCasablanca32/16A
CVE-98KwajaleinCasablanca33/18A7/10/44
CVE-99Admiralty IslandsCasablanca32/16A
CVE-100BouganvilleCasablanca33/18A7/13/44
CVE-101MatanikauCasablanca32/16A7/8/44
CVE-102AttuCasablanca33/14A7/27/44
CVE-103RoiCasablanca32/16A8/21/44
CVE-104MundaCasablanca33/14A8/4/44*2
CVE-105Commencement BayCommencement Bay32/16A8/28/44
CVE-106Block IslandCommencement Bay33/18A8/28/44
CVE-107Gilbert IslandsCommencement Bay31a/11A12/23/44
CVE-108Kula GulfCommencement BayNA - Commissioned 5/12/45
CVE-115BairokoCommencement Bay32/16A

Notation

Indicates the date that the Bureau of Ships sent to the ship or shipyard drawings and instructions to paint that camouflage design. That directive was usually followed and camouflage completion photos were returned to the Bureau. For the rows that are marked red, no verification memos or photos have yet been found.
Indicates the earliest date that memos or photos confirm painting in that design.
Not applicable.
No assignment yet found.

Footnotes

A memo from Atlantic Air Force Command (ComAirLant) to Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet (CincLant) on 2/19/44 recommended the use of Measure 32 for Atlantic based CVE's. Then on 2/22/44 BuShips sent a letter to ComAirLant outlining the changes to camouflage 32/4A which had been for CV-6; subsequently 32/4A was redrawn for CVE-9 and CVE-55 classes and sent on 4/8/44 to ComAirLant.
Puget Sound Navy Yard was sent 33/14A for CVE-104 on 8/4/44, but replied on 8/12/44 that the camouflage could not be applied because CVE-104 had left.
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