United States Navy
Ships - 2
Supplement to second revision of Ships-2
Measure 33: Light Pattern
An ANTISUBMARINE measure composed of designs which
resolve to a light gray of approximately 40 to 50 percent reflectance.
This measure is applicable to any type of vessel
Ships painted with this measure have
high visibility from high angle aircraft observation.
Primarily a low visibility measure but
having the added advantage of pattern which makes recognition more
difficult. Patterns as light as these have some, but very little course
This measure is effective under the same
conditions as measures 16 and 23. However, when broadside to strong
sunlight this measure is less vulnerable than Measure 16 because no plain
white shows. It is better than Measure 23 because it has the advantage
METHOD OF APPLICATION AND
Colors and patterns are shown on detailed working
drawings, some of which are reproduced in the following pages. All
colors are made from 5-TM, 5-GTM, 5-U, and Black.
Light Green patterns can be supplied in Measure 33
even though no examples are shown in this supplement.
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