Ship Camouflage Instructions
United States Navy
Ships - 2 
Revision 2
Bureau of Ships
June 1942

Camouflage Painting Measures

Measure 22 - Graded System.


This measure is intended for use on combatant ships in areas where bright weather with fair visibility predominates, and high angle aerial observation is unlikely, and there is a likelihood of a gunnery engagement.  There will be some reduction of visibility when viewed from low-flying planes, and from higher altitudes at extended ranges.

Method of Application

Navy Blue 5-N

To be applied to the hull to the height of the main deck edge at its lowest point, as shown on Plates XIV to XVII.. The upper edge of this Navy Blue area should be horizontal.

Haze Gray 5-H

All remaining vertical surfaces and all masts and small gear.

Deck Blue 20-B

All decks and other horizontal surfaces visible from aerial observation.  Under sides of overhanging horizontal surfaces may be painted with White (5-U) to lighten shadows.


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