An online database of camouflage used by 
United State Naval Warships during WWII


The Development of Naval Camouflage
By Alan Raven

This is a an excellent series of articles written by Alan Raven for Plastic Ship Modeler Magazine a few years ago.  In a series of six articles, It traces the development of Naval Camouflage from its earliest beginnings in the Royal Navy and United States Navy in World War One and takes you on a historical path through to the end of World War Two.  

These articles are packet with information on how and why colors and patterns were chosen in an effort to use Camouflage to protect allied shipping. You will need to read all six articles to develop the full flavor on how naval camouflage came to being.

I would like to personally thank Mr. Alan Raven and Dan Jones for giving me permission to reprint these important articles. 

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