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

Destroyer Escorts

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The Rudderow class was designated Turbo-Electric 5-inch (TEV) type. The design used two 5-inch guns with the Buckley class (TE) hull and power plant.

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
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Hull NumberNameClassCamouflage DesignDesign DatePaint DateNotes Other
DE-224RudderowRudderow32/3D*1Sent 33a/27D on 11/17/44
DE-225DayRudderow32/3D*1Sent 33a/26D on 10/23/44
DE-230ChaffeeRudderow32/3D*1Sent 33a/27D on 11/17/44
DE-231HodgesRudderow32/3D (rev)*1Sent 33a/26D on 10/23/44
DE-579RileyRudderow32/3D*1Sent 33a/26D on 10/23/44
DE-580Leslie L. B. KnoxRudderow33a/27D11/17/44
DE-583George A. JohnsonRudderow33a/26D10/23/4411/4/44
DE-584Charles J. KimmelRudderow32/3D9/21/44*1
DE-585Daniel A. JoyRudderow32/3D (rev)9/21/44
DE-587Thomas F. NickelRudderow32/3D9/21/44
DE-684DeLongRudderowAPD-137 cancelled
DE-686Eugene E. ElmoreRudderow32/3D*1
DE-706HoltRudderow32/3D (rev)
DE-707JobbRudderow32/3D8/22/44*1Sent 33a/26D on 10/23/44


Indicates the date that the Bureau of Ships sent to the ship or shipyard drawings and instructions to paint that camouflage design. That directive was usually followed and camouflage completion photos were returned to the Bureau. For the rows that are marked red, no verification memos or photos have yet been found.
Indicates the earliest date that memos or photos confirm painting in that design.
Indicates the date that design drawing was sent, but probably not used.
Indicates DE converted to High-speed Transport (APD) after commissioning. Some DE's under construction were completed and commissioned as APD's and are not listed here.


A July 11, 1944 speedletter #01996 from Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet (CinCLant) requested BuShips to paint all destroyer escorts under construction and assigned to Atlantic Fleet in camouflage 32/3D.