United States Navy
Ships - 2

Supplement to second revision of Ships-2
March 1943


Measure 33: Light Pattern System

An ANTISUBMARINE measure composed of designs which
resolve to a light gray of approximately 40 to 50 percent reflectance.

This measure is applicable to any type of vessel



Ships painted with this measure have high visibility from high angle aircraft observation.


Primarily a low visibility measure but having the added advantage of pattern which makes recognition more difficult.  Patterns as light as these have some, but very little course deception.

This measure is effective under the same conditions as measures 16 and 23.  However, when broadside to strong sunlight this measure is less vulnerable than Measure 16 because no plain white shows.  It is better than Measure 23 because it has the advantage of pattern.


Colors and patterns are shown on detailed working drawings, some of which are reproduced in the following pages.  All colors are made from  5-TM, 5-GTM, 5-U, and Black.

Light Green patterns can be supplied in Measure 33 even though no examples are shown in this supplement.

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