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1.In compliance with paragraph 4 of reference (a), working for camouflage painting are forwarded herewith as enclosure (A).
2.The following plans, with two drawings (Starboard and Port) for each design, nave been included:
3.Other designs for the same and for different types or classes of vessels are in preperation and the Bureau requests
further information and advice in order to meet more adequately the camouflage requirements of the Fleet.
4.While these plans are designed specifically for certain vessels, their adaptation to other types, or classes of the same type, is not only possible but desirable if it can be skillfully accomplished under expert supervision. From the camouflage standpoint the Bureau believes it is effective to use a modification of the same design on both a destroyer and a cruiser, for example. It is not good practice to prescribe one identical pattern for all vessels of the same class. This might lead to identification through familiarity with the pattern.
5.Modification by a change in the shade of the colors is also a practicable method of variation and one which should be used where the pattern may prove either too light or too dark for the tactical requirements. For example, there is included in enclosure (A) a design identified as 33/1D. Another design listed as 32/1D uses the same pattern but is carried out in darker paints. The only pattern difference between the two is in the treatment of deck surfaces. No pattern seems necessary on the deck if the darker measure is used. Where lighter shades of paint are employed on the hull, the deck pattern is useful in breaking the sheer line and making it less conspicuous from the air.
6.Additional designs will be forwarded by the Bureau at an early date and a method is being developed by which plans can be reproduced in multiple by color photography and thus be given wider distribution.
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