Ships-2 Rev. 1 September 1941)
USS Yorktown (CV-5) in MS 12 Camouflage
Vertical surfaces from boot-topping to level
of main deck or highest sheer line, continuous for full length, on all
vessels except carriers, Sea Blue 5-S.
On carriers, including Lexington and Saratoga, from
waterline to level of hanger deck, Sea Blue, 5-S.
Vertical surfaces above main deck level, (hanger
deck of carriers) to level of the top of the highest superstructure
masses, Ocean Gray 5-O. Pole masts, yards, slender upper works above
level of top superstructure masses, Haze Gray 5-H.
Horizontal surfaces, Deck Blue, 20-B.
Wood decks except on submarines and carriers shall be
darkened to the color Deck Blue. Deck Blue paint shall be used in lieu
of stain for this purpose.
Canvas covers visible from the outside vessel are to
be dyed a color corresponding to Deck Blue.
The camouflage painting need not be exact or carried
into corners. Small gear, wires, rigging, and areas permanently in
shadow, as under boats, etc., need not be painted with the camouflage
colors. There is no objection to exact or careful painting which may be
desired for the sake of good appearance at close range.
All bright or shiny objects, no matter how
insignificant, shall be painted, covered, or removed.
Glass windows shall be covered or removed, especially
during the day in sunny weather, and at night when anticipating searchlight
discovery. Insofar as conditions permit, similar precautions shall be
taken on airport lenses.