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


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Fletcher Class

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for DD-445

Design 1D

for DD-445

Design Number Silhouette Ships Wearing Design
for DD-445
Measure 31
Taylor (DD-468)Halligan (DD-584)

Measure 32
Stevens (DD-479)Bush (DD-529)
Hoel (DD-533)Franks (DD-554)
Haggard (DD-555)Hall (DD-583)

The design drawing for Measure 3_/1D for the Fletcher class was probably drawn in 1943. The lightest vertical color, which is not labeled, would be light gray (5-L) for Measure 32 and either ocean gray (5-O) or haze gray (5-H) for Measure 31. There were no front or rear views of the turrets given in this drawing. The horizontal pattern used the standard ocean gray (5-O) and deck blue (20-B). Note the stern view at D, there were two interpretations of this view.

The first drawing for Design 1D was attached to the March 1943 Supplement to SHIPS-2 for DD-380 Gridley class using Measure 33. Design 1D was also worn by the battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43), the large cruiser USS Alaska (CB-1), the light cruisers USS Raleigh (CL-7), USS Houstan (CL-81), and USS Miami (CL-89) all in Measure 32 colors. The light cruiser USS Columbia (CL-56) wore this design using Measure 33 colors. In addition, Design 1D was worn by numerous Sims class destroyers and Evarts class destroyer escorts.

Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-158589 and 80-G-158590.