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U.S. Navy Dazzle Colors in World War I?

 
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tigone



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: U.S. Navy Dazzle Colors in World War I? Reply with quote

Does anyone have a source that specifies the colors used by the U.S. Navy in World War I? I have photos that show the pattern for the ship in question, but I can only guess at the colors. (This is made more complicated by the use of orthochromatic film at the time, which tended to render blues very light, and reds very dark.)

I've tried Floating Drydock and ShipCamouflage.com, but they deal almost entirely with the Second World War. The Rhose Island Institue of Design has a great collection of WWI merchant patterns online, but no naval material.

Thanks.
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tigone



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Williams' [i]Naval Camouflage, 1914-1945: A Complete Visual Reference[/i] is a great source. While even that work cannot identify precise colors on individual ships, it narrows down the possibilities considerably, and makes it possible to make some reasonable conjecture. First efforts here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36584779@N05/sets/72157623114685169/
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