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

Amphibious Ships

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Amphibious II

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This group of Amphibious Ships includes:
LSD: Dock Landing Ships
LSM: Medium Landing Ships
LSM(R): Medium Landing Ships (Rocket)
LST: Tank Landing Ships
LSV: Vehicle Landing Ships
Note: LSM's and LST's were not given names, but were only identified by their hull numbers.

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
Click on a blue ship's name or design number to see photos.
Hull NumberNameClassCamouflage DesignDesign DatePaint DateNotes Other
LSD-6LindenwaldAshland31/9L
LSD-7Oak HillAshland31/9L1/24/44
LSD-8White MarshAshland31/9L3/28/44
LSD-13Casa GrandeCasa Grande31/9L5/5/44
LSD-14RushmoreCasa Grande31/9L
LSM-19LSM-19LSM-131/10L
LSM-23LSM-23LSM-131/10L
LSM-24LSM-24LSM-131/10L
LSM-35LSM-35LSM-131/10L
LSM-42LSM-42LSM-131/10L
LSM-43LSM-43LSM-131/10L
LSM-44LSM-44LSM-131/10L
LSM-48LSM-48LSM-131/10L
LSM-56LSM-56LSM-131/10L
LSM-59LSM-59LSM-131/10L
LSM-80LSM-80LSM-131/10L
LSM-100LSM-100LSM-131/10L
LSM-129LSM-129LSM-131/1019A for LSM-129*1
LSM-156LSM-156LSM-131/10L
LSM-157LSM-157LSM-131/10L
LSM-201LSM-201LSM-131/10L
LSM-205LSM-205LSM-131/10L
LSM-210LSM-210LSM-131/10L
LSM-233LSM-233LSM-131/10L
LSM-237LSM-237LSM-131/10L
LSM-258LSM-258LSM-131/10L
LSM-268LSM-268LSM-131/10L
LSM-269LSM-269LSM-131/10L
LSM-270LSM-270LSM-131/10L
LSM-271LSM-271LSM-131/10L
LSM-290LSM-290LSM-131/10L
LSM-311LSM-311LSM-131/10L
LSM-330LSM-330LSM-131/10L
LSM-331LSM-331LSM-131/10L
LSM-332LSM-332LSM-131/10L
LSM-333LSM-333LSM-131/10L
LSM-334LSM-334LSM-131/10L
LSM-335LSM-335LSM-131/10L
LSM-336LSM-336LSM-131/10L
LSM-337LSM-337LSM-131/10L
LSM(R)-188LSM(R)-188LSM(R)-18831/10L
LSM(R)-190LSM(R)-190LSM(R)-18831/10L
LSM(R)-194LSM(R)-194LSM(R)-18831/10L
LSM(R)-196LSM(R)-196LSM(R)-18831/10L
LSM(R)-197LSM(R)-197LSM(R)-18831/10L
LSM(R)-198LSM(R)-198LSM(R)-18831/10L
LST-125LST-125LST-131/5L
LST-169LST-169LST-131/11L
LST-220LST-220LST-131/? for LST-220
LST-247LST-247LST-131/5L
LST-340LST-340LST-131/1L
LST-341LST-341LST-131/1019A for LST-3411/26/45*1
LST-341LST-341LST-131/5L
LST-357LST-357LST-131/5L
LST-398LST-398LST-131/20L
LST-428LST-428LST-131/8L
LST-450LST-450LST-131/1L
LST-451LST-451LST-131/18L
LST-512LST-512LST-49131/5L3/24/45
LST-555LST-555LST-54231/18L
LST-607LST-607LST-54231/18L
LST-615LST-615LST-54231/5L
LST-619LST-619LST-54231/18L
LST-624LST-624LST-54231/? for LST-624
LST-652LST-652LST-54231/20L
LST-674LST-674LST-54231/18L
LST-700LST-700LST-54231/18L
LST-783LST-783LST-54231/? for LST-783
LST-792LST-792LST-54231/? for LST-792
LST-796LST-796LST-54231/18L
LST-835LST-835LST-54231/20L11/15/44
LST-836LST-836LST-54231/20L11/15/44
LST-837LST-837LST-54231/20L11/15/44
LST-838LST-838LST-54231/20L11/15/44
LST-839LST-839LST-54231/20L
LST-909LST-909LST-54231/8L
LST-942LST-942LST-54231/18L
LST-944LST-944LST-54231/18L
LST-947LST-947LST-54231/20L
LST-951LST-951LST-54231/20L
LST-1001LST-1001LST-54231/18L
LST-1004LST-1004LST-54231/8L
LST-1029LST-1029LST-54231/18L8/19/44
LST-1030LST-1030LST-54231/18L8/19/44
LSV-1CatskillCatskill31/15L5/31/44
LSV-2OzarkCatskill31/15L5/31/44
LSV-3OsageOsage31/15L7/8/44
LSV-4SaugasOsage31/15L7/8/44
LSV-5MonitorOsage31/18L5/23/44*2
LSV-6MontaukMontauk31/15L6/9/44

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.
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

A memo on 1/31/45 from Espiritu Santo to BuShips identified LSM-129 and LST-341 as having been painted in camouflage Measure 31 Design 1019A. SeaBee detachment 1019 was stationed at Espiritu Santo.
LSV-5 was painted in a version of 31/18L in New York before 6/14/44. The camouflage was adapted and drawn by Cmdr. George C. Evans, the District Camouflage Officer at New York, the drawings were sent to Bureau of Ships on 5/23/44, but have not yet been found in the archives.