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1. Reference (b) indicates that the Navy Yard, Norfolk, is about ready to manufacture the new formulas for outside gray paints. It is highly desirable to put these new formulas, which have on tests shown improved performance and lower gloss values, into service on vessels of the Fleet without delay. However, it of even greater importance that there be no interruption in the supply of suitable camouflage paints. In order to accomplish these aims, the following instructions are to be carefully followed:
Commanding Officers of Ships
2. Turn into store at the nearest supply activity at the first opportunity all old stocks of light gray paint Formula 5 in excess of the quantity required for one complete painting of the vessel if the assigned camouflage measure has been applied or for two complete coats if the measure has not been applied.
3. Submit without delay requisitions on the paint supply activities for an ample quantity of the new formulas to carry out one complete painting of the camouflage measure
prescribed. Assume that spreading rates of new formulas are equal to those of Formula 5.
4. On 1 August, 1941, re-examine paint stocks on hand and submit requisitions for new formmula paints as needed to fulfill allowance list requirements.
5. Upon fulfillment of these requisistions, the remaining excess stocks of old Formula 5, together with excess stocks of conversion black paste (5-BP) should be turned into store.
Paint Manufacturing Yards
6. Forward to Ships the initial amount of black paste (5-BP) which the Norfolk Yard has determined as the suitable initial allotment (25 to 75 gallons, depending on the size of the vessel).
7. Discontinue further manufacture of old type gray paint (Formula 5).
8. Suspend further manufacture of conversion black paste Formula 5-BP except as necessary to carry out instructions in paragraph 6 and paragraph 11 of this letter.
9. Utilize available facilities to manufacture new formulas for untinted gray (5-U) and dark gray (5-D) in the relative proportions of 25% of 5-U and 75% of 5-D. Manufacture tinting paste (5-TM) as necessary to convert the full amount of the 5-U into light gray (5-L) and also the full amount of the 5-U into ocean gray (5-O). These proportions may be altered later as the demands become apparent.
Yards, Stations, Tenders and Store Ships
10. Report monthly to the Bureau of Ships, Bureau of Supplies and Accounts and Paint Manufacturing Yards up to January, 1942, the quantities in store of old gray paint (Formula 5) and the quantity of conversion paste (5-BP) on hand and the orders filled for these items for the preceding month.
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11. Submit requisitions on the Paint Manufacturing Yards for quantities of conversion black paste (5-BP) equal to about 50% of the quantity of old gray paint Formula 5 on hand. These requisitions should be given a priority by Manufacturing Yards lower than for new type formulas.
12. Issue to District Craft, non-combatant vessels and other activities should be made from stocks of old Formula 5 and conversion paste (5-BP) until these stocks are expended.
13. Replace exhausted stocks of Formula 5 with new formulas in the rations given in paragraph 9.
OpNav (2) Capt. Burrough (OpNav)
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