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



The Bureau of Ships is issuing four publications on the subject of ship painting.

  1. Appendix 6 - An appendix to the General Specifications for Building Vessels of the U.S. Navy, covering the painting and cementing of new construction and conversions.  (This forms a part of the contract specifications)
  2. Ship Camouflage Instructions, U.S. Navy (SHIPS-2), containing CONFIDENTIAL information and supplementing other instructions.
  3. Formulas and leaflet specifications for materials used, including and appendix to the General Specifications for Inspection of Material (Appendix VIII) covering Paint and Paint Ingredients - Methods of Sampling and Testing)
  4. A Manual for Painting Ships in Service.  (These are general instructions pertinent to painting procedure not covered by specifications.)

This publication is CONFIDENTIAL and shall be handled in accordance with the provisions of Article 76, U.S. Navy Regulations.  It shall be given a wide circulation among commissioned personnel.

The publication shall be destroyed by burning when no longer required.  No report of destruction need be submitted.

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