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

Auxiliary Ships

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Auxiliaries I

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for AK-156

Design 6AO

for AK-156

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for AK-156
Measure 32
Adria (AF-30)Arequipa (AF-31)
Corduba (AF-32)Karin (AF-33)
Kerstin (AF-34)Latona (AF-35)
Lioba (AF-36)Malabar (AF-37)
Merapi (AF-38)Palisana (AF-39)
Alcona (AK-157)

Measure 33
Alamosa (AK-156)Amador (AK-158)
Autauga (AK-160)Brevard (AK-164)
Cabell (AK-166)Charlevoix (AK-168)
Chicot (AK-170)Gadsden (AK-182)
Grainger (AK-184)Habersham (AK-186)
Herkimer (AK-188)Pontotac (AK-206)
Rockdale (AK-208)

The drawing for Design 33/6AO for the Alamosa class cargo ships using the (C1-M-AV1) maritime hull dated May 10, 1944. This drawing specifies three vertical colors: pale gray (5-P), haze gray (5-H) and navy blue (5-N) with the horizontal color of all deck blue (20-B). The vertical colors for Measure 32 would be light gray (5-L), ocean gray (5-O) and dull black (BK). This drawing shows two waterlines: a load waterline and a camouflage line.

The earliest drawing for Design 6AO was for the Merrimac class fleet oilers on February 29, 1944. Design 6AO was redrawn on May 10, 1944, for the Alamosa class cargo ships and later on July 3, 1944, for the Tolland class of attack cargo ships.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-172530 and 80-G-172532.