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

Gridley & Benham Classes

by Hull Number


Similar designs with large single stacks, four 5-inch guns, and 24 torpedo tubes.

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
DD-380GridleyGridley31/9D*1
DD-382CravenGridley31/9D7/21/44*1
DD-386BagleyGridley31/1D3/23/444/?/44*1
DD-387BlueGridleyNA - Lost 8/23/42
DD-388HelmGridley31/1D3/23/444/28/44*1
DD-389MugfordGridley32/1D3/23/444/28/44*1
DD-390Ralph TalbotGridley31/1D3/9/44*1
DD-391HenleyGridleyNA - Lost 10/2/43
DD-392PattersonGridley31/2C2/25/443/6/44*2
DD-393JarvisGridleyNA - Lost 8/9/42
DD-397BenhamBenhamNA - Lost 11/15/42
DD-398ElletBenham31/11D8/9/44*1
DD-399LangBenham32/2C8/25/44*1
DD-400McCallBenham31/11D3/17/44*1
DD-401MauryBenham32/9D7/24/44*1
DD-402MayrantBenham32/3D*3
DD-403TrippeBenham32/3D*3
DD-404RhindBenham32/3D*3
DD-405RowanBenhamNA - Lost 9/11/43
DD-406StackBenham31/11D3/22/445/5/44*2
DD-407SterettBenham32/11D7/24/44*2
DD-408WilsonBenham31/11D7/15/44*1

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.
Not applicable.

Footnotes

Reassigned to a new Design by the Bureau of Ships 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac that listed ships that had been reassigned from the 10/11/43 letter #0937.
Assigned to Design in ComServPac 10/11/43 letter #0937 to BuShips.
A July 19, 1944 letter #02098 from CinCLant requested BuShips to paint all Atlantic Fleet destroyers in camouflage 32/3D during each ship's next shipyard overhaul.
Dazzle - Gridley & Benham Classes by Hull Number