Á Measure 12 Modified

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Measure 12 (1945 Revision)
Graded System
(Source: "Camouflage Instructions - Carriers, Cruisers, Destroyers, Destroyer Escorts, Assigned to the Pacific Fleet." C-S19-7(631) of 26 February, 1945.)

Vertical Surfaces:

Apply a horizontal band of #7 Navy Gray (5-N) for the entire length of the hull from the boottopping to the haight of the main deck at its lowest point (on carriers to the height of the hangar deck). Above this level apply #17 Ocean Gray (5-O) to vertical surfaces including superstructure, stacks, and masts. In the absence of boottopping, extend lower band from light load line.

Horizontal Surfaces:

Apply Deck Gray (20) to decks and all other horizontal surfaces exposed to the weather.


It should be noted that #7 Navy Gray has been substituted for Navy Blue retaining the same designation (5-N), and Deck Gray (20) has been substituted for Deck Blue (20-B) in measure 12 and 21. Countershading is no longer authorized