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

Auxiliaries I (AE, AF, AG, AGC, AGS, AW)

by Hull Number


This set of auxiliaries includes:
AE: Ammunition Ships
AF: Stores Ships
AG: Miscellaneous
AGC: Amphibious Command Ships
AGS: Survey Ships
AW: Distilling Ships

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
Click on a blue ship's name or design number to see photos.
View by Design Number
Hull NumberNameClassTypeCamouflage DesignDesign DatePaint DateNotes Other
AE-1PyroPyroNAYF
AE-2NitroPyroAtlantic
AE-3LassenLassenC232/13F8/19/44
AE-4Mount BakerLassenC2-TNAYF, ex Kilauea
AE-5RainierLassenC2-T32/13F8/17/449/29/44
AE-11Mount HoodMount HoodC2-S-AJ132/13F7/4/44Lost 11/10/44
AE-12WrangellMount HoodC2-S-AJ132/13F
AE-13AkutanLassenC232/13F11/14/44Comm. 2/15/45
AE-14FiredrakeMount HoodC2-S-AJ1Comm. 12/27/44
AE-15VesuviusMount HoodC2-S-AJ1Comm. 1/16/45
AE-16Mount KatmaiMount HoodC2-S-AJ1Comm. 7/21/45
AF-7ArcticArctic32/4T6/10/44
AF-8BoreasArctic32/4T4/12/44
AF-9YukonArcticAtlantic
AF-10AldebaranAldebaranC232/2F
AF-11PolarisAldebaranC232/13F
AF-12MizarMizarNAYF
AF-13TarazedMizarAtlantic
AF-14UranusUranus32/9T9/4/44
AF-16PastoresPastores32/14F for AF-169/16/44*1
AF-18CalamaresPastores32/8F7/19/44
AF-20PontiacPontiacAtlantic
AF-21MerakMizarAtlantic
AF-22ArielMizarAtlantic
AF-28HyadesHyadesC2-S-E132/8F6/17/44
AF-29GraffiasHyadesC2-S-E132/8F9/29/4410/30/44
AF-30AdriaAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO7/8/44
AF-31ArequipaAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/29/44
AF-32CordubaAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/11/44
AF-33KarinAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/9/44
AF-34KerstinAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/9/44
AF-35LatonaAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/29/44
AF-36LiobaAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/29/44
AF-37MalabarAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/29/44
AF-38MerapiAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/29/44
AF-39PalisanaAdriaR1-M-AV332/6AO11/29/44Comm. 4/16/45
AG-68BasilanBasilanEC2-S-C133/9D6/21/44
AG-69BuriasBasilanEC2-S-C132/9F7/10/44
AG-70ZaniahBasilanEC2-S-C133/9D6/21/449/9/44AG-70 9/2/44 ex AK-120
AG-71BahamBasilanEC2-S-C132/9F7/8/44
AGC-1AppalachianAppalachianC2-S-B1NAYF
AGC-2Blue RidgeAppalachianC2-S-B132/8F8/4/44
AGC-3Rocky MountAppalachianC2-S-B132/8F5/2/44
AGC-4AnconAncon31a/18Ax12/2/4412/21/44After transfer from Atlantic.
AGC-5CatoctinAppalachianC2-S-B1Atlantic
AGC-6DuaneDuaneex USCGCAtlantic
AGC-7Mount McKinleyMount McKinleyC2-S-AJ132/8F4/20/44
AGC-8Mount OlympusMount McKinleyC2-S-AJ132/8F5/9/446/1/44
AGC-9WasatchMount McKinleyC2-S-AJ132/8F
AGC-10AuburnMount McKinleyC2-S-AJ132/8F
AGC-11EldoradoMount McKinleyC2-S-AJ132/8F
AGC-12EstesMount McKinleyC2-S-AJ1NAYF
AGC-13PanamintMount McKinleyC2-S-AJ132/8F
AGC-14TetonMount McKinleyC2-S-AJ132/8F
AGS-4BowditchBowditchex AG-3032/7T1/4/443/18/44
AGS-5SumnerSumnerex AG-231/22D7/8/44
AW-1StagStagET1-S-C332/11F7/10/44
AW-2WildcatStagET1-S-C333/9D7/8/44
AW-3PasigPasigT2-SE-A232/7AO
AW-4AtabanPasigT2-SE-A232/7AO

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.
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

AF-16 was sent Design 32/14F on 9/16/44, but no copy of that design has yet been found. Photos show a pattern that does not match any archived drawing.
Dazzle - Auxiliaries I (AE, AF, AG, AGC, AGS, AW) by Hull Number