Photo #: 80-G-170026
Camouflage Measure 31-32-33 series, Design 3A
Drawing prepared by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for aircraft carriers of the CV-9 (Essex) class.
This plan, dated 19 July 1943, shows the ship's starboard and port sides, bow, stern and island ends.
USS Intrepid (CV-11), USS Hancock (CV-19) and the port side of USS Franklin (CV-13) were painted in this design, using Measure 32 colors (Dull Black, Ocean Gray and Light Gray). Design 3A was applied to USS Hornet (CV-12) using the lighter Measure 33 colors (Navy Blue, Haze Gray and Pale Gray).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 7 November 2005