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


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Mahan & Dunlap Classes

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for DD-372

Design 23D

for DD-372

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for DD-372
Measure 31
Cassin (DD-372)

Measure 32
Shaw (DD-373)

The drawing for Measure 31 Design 23D for the Cassin class destroyers; the original was dated May 18, 1944. The vertical colors were: dull black (BK), ocean gray (5-O) and haze gray (5-H), standard for Measure 31. The bow patterns on both port and starboard are very different from earlier Design 23D drawings. These changes were apparently not enough to justify a new design number. I have found no evidence any destroyer used this design.

Compare to Fletcher.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-109635 and 80-G-109636.