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United State Naval Warships during WWII
Measure 21 (1945 Revision) Navy Gray System
(Source: "Camouflage Instructions - Carriers, Cruisers, Destroyers, Destroyer Escorts, Assigned to the Pacific Fleet." C-S19-7(631) of 26 February, 1945.)
CL-43 USS Nashville in 1945 MS 21 Camouflage
Apply #7 Navy Gray (5-N) to all vertical surfaces without exception.
Apply Deck Gray (20) to all deck and other horizontal surfaces.
It should be noted that #7 Navy Gray has been substituted for Navy Blue retaining the same designation (5-N), and Deck Gray (20) has been substituted for Deck Blue (20-B). Countershading is no longer authorized