U.S. Navy Auxiliary Ships in WWII Dazzle Camouflage 1944-1945

Cargo Ships (AK, AKA, AKN, AKS)

by Hull Number


AK: Cargo Ships
AKA: Attack Cargo Ships
AKN: Net Cargo Ships
AKS: General Stores Issue Ships

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
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Hull NumberNameClassTypeCamouflage DesignDesign DatePaint DateNotes Other
AK-22FomalhautFomalhautC1-A32/8T11/24/44*1Former AKA-5
AK-70CraterCraterEC2-S-C1Measure 21 1/17/45
AK-71AdharaCraterEC2-S-C132/11F7/24/44
AK-72AludraCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-73AridedCraterEC2-S-C132/11F7/24/44
AK-74CarinaCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-75CassiopeiaCraterEC2-S-C132/11F7/24/44
AK-76CelanoCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-77CetusCraterEC2-S-C132/11F5/19/44
AK-79DracoCraterEC2-S-C132/11F5/19/44
AK-81EuropaEnceladusN3-M-A1NA - US Army 11/25/43
AK-82HydraEnceladusN3-M-A1NA - US Army 11/25/43
AK-90AlbreoCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-91Cor CaroliCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-92EridanusCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-93EtaminCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF, IX-173 8/12/44
AK-94MintakaCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF, M21 1/20/45
AK-95MurzimCraterEC2-S-C1
AK-96SteropeCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-97SerpensCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-98AurigaCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-99BootesCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-109AlliothCraterEC2-S-C1IX-204 3/45
AK-112GrumiumCraterEC2-S-C1IX-174 6/20/44
AK-113RutilicusCraterEC2-S-C132/11F9/25/44
AK-114AlkaidCraterEC2-S-C133/1F2/21/444/26/44
AK-115CruxCraterEC2-S-C132/1F2/21/444/26/44
AK-116AlderaminCraterEC2-S-C133/1F2/8/44
AK-117ZaurakCraterEC2-S-C132/1F2/3/44
AK-118ShaulaCraterEC2-S-C133/1F4/14/44
AK-119MatarCraterEC2-S-C132/1F4/14/44
AK-120ZaniahBasilanEC2-S-C133/1F2/8/44AG-70 9/2/44
AK-121SabikCraterEC2-S-C132/1F2/3/44
AK-123MenkarCraterEC2-S-C132/1F7/5/44
AK-124AzimechCraterEC2-S-C133/1F3/22/44
AK-125LesuthCraterEC2-S-C132/11F8/30/44
AK-126MegrezCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-127AlnitahCraterEC2-S-C132/11F8/30/44
AK-128LeonisCraterEC2-S-C133/11F8/29/44
AK-129PhobosCraterEC2-S-C132/1F2/12/448/6/44
AK-130ArkabCraterEC2-S-C133/9D5/4/445/14/44
AK-131MeluctaCraterEC2-S-C132/9D5/23/44
AK-132PropusCraterEC2-S-C133/9D5/23/44
AK-133SeginusCraterEC2-S-C132/9D5/5/44
AK-134SyrmaCraterEC2-S-C133/9D5/5/44
AK-135VenusCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-136AraCraterEC2-S-C133/9F8/29/44
AK-137AscellaCraterEC2-S-C132/9F8/30/44
AK-138ChelebCraterEC2-S-C133/9F8/30/44
AK-156AlamosaAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO6/21/449/23/44
AK-157AlconaAlamosaC1-M-AV132/6AO7/31/44Comm. 9/15/44
AK-158AmadorAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO6/21/44
AK-159AntrimAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F6/20/44
AK-160AutaugaAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO11/21/44
AK-161BeaverheadAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 1/3/45
AK-162BeltramiAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F11/14/44Comm. 1/4/45
AK-163BlountAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F11/16/44Comm. 1/26/45
AK-164BrevardAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO11/16/44Comm. 2/19/45
AK-165BullockAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F11/16/44Comm. 3/22/45
AK-166CabellAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO11/16/44Comm. 4/11/45
AK-167CaledoniaAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F11/16/44Comm. 3/13/45
AK-168CharlevoixAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO7/8/44Comm. 2/1/45
AK-169ChathamAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 2/22/45
AK-170ChicotAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO7/8/44Comm. 4/4/45
AK-171ClairborneAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 4/19/45
AK-182GadsdenAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO7/8/44Comm. 2/28/45
AK-183GlacierAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 3/29/45
AK-184GraingerAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO7/8/44Comm. 1/26/45
AK-185GwinnettAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. as AG-92
AK-186HabershamAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO7/8/44Comm. 5/12/45
AK-187HennepinAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 7/3/45.
AK-188HerkimerAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO7/8/44Comm. 7/14/45
AK-191LebanonAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 9/25/45
AK-193LancasterAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 9/21/45
AK-195MidlandAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 9/27/45
AK-197MuscatineAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 4/19/45
AK-199NicolletAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44AG-93 3/12/45
AK-205PoinsettAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 2/7/45
AK-206PontotacAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO7/8/44Comm. AG-94 3/22/45
AK-207RichlandAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 4/22/45
AK-208RockdaleAlamosaC1-M-AV133/6AO7/8/44Comm. 6/26/45
AK-209SchuylerAlamosaC1-M-AV132/10F7/8/44Comm. 7/13/45
AK-221KenmoreCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-222LivingstonCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-223De GrasseCraterEC2-S-C1NAYF
AK-224Prince GeorgesCraterEC2-S-C132/11F
AK-225AlleganCraterEC2-S-C132/1F8/24/44*2
AK-226AppanooseCraterEC2-S-C133/1F8/24/44
AKA-1ArcturusArcturusC231a/19F11/14/44ex AK-18
AKA-2ProcyronArcturusC2F32/13F10/20/44ex AK-19
AKA-3BellatrixArcturusC2NAYF, ex AK-20
AKA-4ElectraArcturusC2-T32/8T3/24/44
AKA-6AlchibaArcturusC232/13F7/19/44*3
AKA-7AlyconeArcturusC232/8T3/24/44
AKA-8AlgorabArcturusC231a/19F12/5/44ex AK-25
AKA-9AlhenaAlhenaC2-SNAYF, ex AK-26
AKA-10AlmaakAlmaakC3ENAYF, ex AK-27
AKA-11BetelgeuseArcturusC232/8F
AKA-11BetelgeuseArcturusC231a/19F11/14/44probably not used
AKA-12LibraArcturusC2-F32/8T7/26/44
AKA-13TitaniaArcturusC2-FNAYF, ex AK-55
AKA-14OberonArcturusC2-F31a/19F11/14/44ex AK-56
AKA-15AndromedaAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T10/21/44
AKA-16AquariusAndromedaC2-S-B1NAYF
AKA-17CentaurusAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T11/15/4412/12/44
AKA-18CepheusAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T9/13/44
AKA-19ThubanAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T3/28/44
AKA-20VirgoAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T11/15/4412/12/44
AKA-21ArtemisArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/4/44
AKA-22AtheneArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/4/44
AKA-23AureliaArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/4/44
AKA-24BirgitArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/4/44
AKA-25CirceArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/5/44
AKA-26CorvusArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/5/44
AKA-27DevosaArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/5/44
AKA-28HydrusArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/5/44
AKA-29LacertaArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/24/44Comm. 12/19/44
AKA-30LumenArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4T8/24/44Comm. 12/29/44
AKA-31MedeaArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4TComm. 1/10/45.
AKA-32MellenaArtemisS4-SE2-BE1NAYF, Comm. 1/20/45
AKA-33OstaraArtemisS4-SE2-BE1Comm. 1/31/45
AKA-34PaminaArtemisS4-SE2-BE1Comm. 2/10/45
AKA-35PolanaArtemisS4-SE2-BE132/4TComm. 2/21/45
AKA-36RenateArtemisS4-SE2-BE1Comm. 2/28/45
AKA-37RoxaneArtemisS4-SE2-BE1Comm. 3/12/45
AKA-47TurandotArtemisS4-SE2-BE1Comm. 6/18/45
AKA-53AchernarAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T9/13/44
AKA-54AlgolAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T4/15/447/8/44
AKA-55AlshainAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T3/28/44
AKA-56ArnebAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T3/20/44
AKA-57CapricornusAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T
AKA-58CharaAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T6/3/446/15/44
AKA-59DiphdaAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T5/9/44
AKA-60LeoAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T7/25/44
AKA-61MuliphenAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T8/4/44
AKA-62SheliakAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T10/28/44
AKA-63TheenimAndromedaC2-S-B132/8T11/17/44
AKA-64TollandTollandC2-S-AJ332/13F8/5/44
AKA-65ShoshoneTollandC2-S-AJ332/13F8/5/44
AKA-66SouthamptonTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO8/28/44
AKA-67StarrTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO8/28/44
AKA-68StokesTollandC2-S-AJ332/13F10/18/44
AKA-69SuffolkTollandC2-S-AJ332/13F10/18/44
AKA-70TateTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/11/44
AKA-71ToddTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/11/44
AKA-72CaswellTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/11/44
AKA-73New HanoverTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/11/44
AKA-74LenoirTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/11/44
AKA-75AlamanceTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/11/44
AKA-76TorranceTollandC2-S-AJ332/8T8/7/44
AKA-77TownerTollandC2-S-AJ332/13F11/15/44
AKA-78TregoTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/3/44Comm. 12/21/44
AKA-79TrousdaleTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO10/11/44Comm. 12/1/44
AKA-80TyrellTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/6/44
AKA-81ValenciaTollandC2-S-AJ332/6AO11/6/44Comm. 1/9/45
AKA-82VenangoTollandC2-S-AJ332/13F12/5/441/9/45
AKA-83VintonTollandC2-S-AJ3NAYF, Comm. 2/23/45
AKA-84WaukeshaTollandC2-S-AJ3NAYF, Comm. 9/20/44
AKA-85WheatlandTollandC2-S-AJ3NAYF, Comm. 4/3/45
AKA-86WoodfordTollandC2-S-AJ3Comm. 3/3/45
AKA-88UvaldeAndromedaC2-S-B132/13F8/7/44
AKA-89WarrickAndromedaC2-S-B132/13F8/7/44
AKA-90WhitesideAndromedaC2-S-B132/13F8/7/44
AKA-91WhitleyAndromedaC2-S-B132/6AO8/28/44
AKA-92WyandotAndromedaC2-S-B132/6AO8/28/44
AKA-93YanceyAndromedaC2-S-B132/6AO8/28/44
AKA-94WinstonAndromedaC2-S-B1Comm. 1/19/45
AKA-96MathewsAndromedaC2-S-B1Comm. 3/5/45
AKA-97MerrickAndromedaC2-S-B1Comm. 3/31/45
AKA-98MontagueAndromedaC2-S-B1Comm. 4/13/45
AKA-99RoletteAndromedaC2-S-B1Comm. 4/27/45
AKA-101OttawaTollandC2-S-AJ3Comm. 2/8/45
AKA-102PrentissAndromedaC2-S-B1Comm. 2/11/45
AKA-103RankinTollandC2-S-AJ3NAYF, Comm. 2/25/45
AKA-104SeminoleTollandC2-S-AJ3NAYF, Comm. 3/8/45
AKA-105SkagitTollandC2-S-AJ332/8TComm. 5/2/45
AKA-106UnionTollandC2-S-AJ3NAYF, Comm. 4/25/45
AKN-1IndusIndusEC2-S-C132/1F2/8/44
AKN-2SagittariusIndusEC2-S-C133/1F2/12/443/30/44
AKN-3TuscannaIndusEC2-S-C132/1F2/11/445/3/44
AKN-4KeokukKeokuk32/2M11/20/44ex. CM-8
AKN-5ZebraIndusEC2-S-C132/11F5/24/446/25/44
AKS-1CastorCastorC232/13F8/7/44
AKS-2PolluxCastorNA - Lost 2/18/42
AKS-5AcubensAcubensEC2-S-C132/1F
AKS-6KochabAcubensEC2-S-C133/1F
AKS-7LunaAcubensEC2-S-C132/1F7/17/44*4
AKS-8TalitaAcubensEC2-S-C1
AKS-9VolansAcubensEC2-S-C1
AKS-10CybeleAcubensEC2-S-C1Comm. 4/16/45

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.
Indicates date commissioned, if after 1/1/45, ship may not have worn Measure 31-32-33 while commissioned. Exceptions were landing craft in Measure 31.

Footnotes

AK-22 was sent 31a/19F on 11/18/44, but it was too late. Norfolk had already painted AK-22 in an adapted 32/8T by 11/29/44.
AK-225 was sent 32/1F on August 24, 1944, but photos seem to show that Measure 33 colors were used.
AKA-6 was sent 32/13F through San Francisco Shipyard on 7/19/44, but the attached memo misidentified the drawing as 32/16F (sic) since by 8/31/44 AKA-6 was painted in 32/13F.
Norfolk reported to BuShips on 7/17/44 that AKS-7 had been painted in 32/1F using the plan for AKN-1.
Dazzle - Cargo Ships (AK, AKA, AKN, AKS) by Hull Number