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

Auxiliary Ships

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for AK-90

Design 9F

for AK-90

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for AK-90
Measure 32
Burias (AG-69)Baham (AG-71)
Ascella (AK-137)

Measure 33
Ara (AK-136)Cheleb (AK-138)
Situla (AK-140)

The drawing for Measure 32 Design 9F for the USS Albireo (AK-90) and cargo ships using the (EC2-S-C1) maritime hull dated May 27, 1944. This drawing specifies vertical colors of light gray (5-L), ocean gray (5-O), and dull black (BK) with pale gray (5-P) on the upper masts and booms and the horizontal color of deck blue (20-B). This drawing has a single waterline, the load waterline, so some ships may have painted camouflage below that line.

This is the only drawing for Design 9F that has yet been found.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-172886 and 80-G-172887.