Sources and Links

Author Title and Description Publisher
Behrens, Roy R. (2002) False Colors: Art, Design and Modern Camouflage.
Includes a short history of Dazzle Camouflage and biography of Everett Warner.
Bobolink Books, Dysart, Iowa
Cross, Robert F. (2010) Shepherds of the Sea. Destroyer Escorts in World War II.
A good history of Destroyer Escorts in World War II from the view-point of the sailors who manned them. No photos of individual ships.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Elliot, Peter. (1977) Allied Escort Ships of World War II.
Provides detailed decriptions and data on all escorts of WWII. Photos and no camouflage information.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Franklin, Bruce Hampton. (1999) The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts.
Provides a decription and history of the Buckley class. Photos but no camouflage drawings.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Friedman, Norman. (1982) U.S. Destroyers, An Illustrated Design History.
Explores the origins of the final and proposed designs for all classes of destroyers and destroyer escorts.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Friedman, Norman. (2002) U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft
Explores the early designs and traces the history of the final designs for all classes of amphibious ships and landing craft.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Johnson, C. Lee. (2006) US Navy Fletcher Class Destroyers in WWII Dazzle Camouflage.
Documents camouflage worn by the Fletcher class. Photos provided of all designs, but not all ships.
Colin Lee Johnson, Clifton, Va.
Herne, Jeffery J. (1998) Fletcher, Gearing & Sumner Class Destroyers in World War Two.
Provides some good information on all three classes of destroyers during WWII. A few photographs, camouflage drawings for all three classes (except 2C, 7D and 13D) and a camouflage listing. Drawings were done by Alan Raven.
W. R. Press Inc. New York, N. Y.
Raven, Alan. (1986) Fletcher-Class Destroyers.
One of the best sources for information on the Fletcher class. Includes many plans, drawings and photos, but only four camouflage design drawings.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Roscoe, Theodore. (1953) U.S. Destroyer Operations in World War II.
A very thorough and detailed account of U.S. Navy destroyers and destroyer escorts during WWII.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Silverstone, Paul H. (1965) U.S. Warships of World War II.
A catalog of ships in the U.S. Navy during WWII, a good source of data on all classes of ships.
Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, New York
Taylor, James. (2016) DAZZLE Disguise and Disruption in War and Art.
The history of Dazzle camouflage in WWI with some discussion of continuing use in WWII up to present.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Walkowiak, Tom and Sowinski, Larry. (1976) and (1977) United States Navy Camouflage of the WW2 Era, and
United States Navy Camouflage of the WW2 Era 2, Fleet Carriers.
One of the best sources of information about U.S. Navy camouflages. Originally intended to be a continuing series. Some information has been revised by more recent research.
The Floating Drydock, Philadelphia, Pa.
Williams, David. (1989) Liners in Battledress.
Provides an explanation of wartime camouflage schemes of passenger ships.
Vanwell Publishing Limited, St. Catherines, Ontario.
Williams, David. (2001) Naval Camouflage 1914-1945.
Provides an overview of camouflage schemes of various navies for both WWI and WWII.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland.
Link Description
Destroyers OnLine Provides histories and photographs of US Navy destroyers and destroyer escorts. This site claims to be the best website on destroyers.
Destroyer History Foundation The best website for general information about all classes of destroyers and destroyer escorts in WWII.
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association A website for former crew members of US Navy destroyer escorts in WWII and later.
Haze Gray and Underway Devoted to naval and maritime history, naval affairs, shipbuilding and naval and marine photography.
Hyperwar Provides photos of most US Navy ships in WWII.
NavSource Provides a photographic and textual history of ships in the US Navy.
Researcher@Large Provides posted information on WWII US Navy in general and camouflage through posted US Navy correspondence researched from various archives. A few photos.
The Floating Drydock Online catalog of information and supplies for warship modelers; includes books, drawings and photos of WWII warships.
The Ship Camouflage Website Provides a great deal of information concerning WWII camouflage, including a camouflage database and paint data. This site belongs to Snyder & Short Enterprises, PMB 224, 9175 Kiefer Blvd, Sacramento, CA.
The Tincan Sailors Association Provides photographs and histories of destroyers and destroyers escorts. The Tincan Sailors Association is an organization for former crewmembers of destroyers and destroyer escorts.
Link Description
The USS Slater (DE-766) Memorial Site dedicated to the memorial destroyer escort USS Slater preserved in Albany, New York by a great group of dedicated people who maintain the ship in WWII condition through private donations.
The USS Hazard (AM-240) Memorial Freedom Park, Omaha, Nebraska is a United States Naval Museum on the Missouri River dedicated to the memorial minesweeper USS Hazard maintained in WWII condition.
The Historic Naval Ship Association Links the public with preserved historic ships from around the world.
The Mesothelioma Veterans Center Site dedicated to helping veterans who suffer from Mesothelioma many of which are Navy veterans.
Mesothelioma Prognosis Network Site supporting anyone with a Mesothelioma diagnosis.
Mesothelioma Survival A trusted resource for victims diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
Mesothelioma Guide An advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients with asbestos illnesses. A site that offers links to mesothelioma resources.
Abbr. Link Description
NARA National Archives and Records Administration Holder of official U.S. Navy photographs from WWII. Most of the photographs are from two files: the collection of official US Navy WWII photographs under Record Group: 80-G (to order copy prints request 80-G- photo number) and the Bureau of Ships (BS) collection under Record Group: 19-N (to order copy prints from negatives request 19-N-number, same as BS number.)
NHHC Naval History and Heritage Command Official historical information concerning the U.S. Navy including wars and conflicts, individual ship histories and photos. (Most photos duplicate NARA and requests will be refered to NARA.)
RWP RealWarPhotos Source of photos of WWII events, personalities and weapons including many U.S. Navy ships.
USNI United States Naval Institute Offers photographs of many individual ships. (Photos are available on-line for order.)

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