United States Navy
Ships - 2
Bureau of Ships
Camouflage Painting Measures
10 - Gray System for Submarines.
Low visibility for Submarines when in the
surface both to surface observation and low angle observation.
High visibility to high angle aerial
observation when the submerged submarines operating in areas where aerial
observation is an important factor, but will be lower visibility against
either sea or sky when observed from surface ships.
Method of Application
Paint entire submarine above the waterline
Ocean Gray 5-O. The painting shall be carried over all parts which
are visible for the air including the numbers, capstan and running light
boards and bridge rails.
The radio insulators shall be dark. The
shall be no boot topping. The underbody shall be painted with the
current issues of bottom antifouling paints.
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