Japanese WWII Camouflage – Hospital Ships

Hospital ships are not camouflaged. According to international conventions they are supposed to be distinctively painted, exhibit lights at night, and maintain a steady course. These conditions are expected to give them immunity from attack. Notification of their existence is to be made via diplomatic channels.The following sketches show the appearance of Japanese hospital ships … More Japanese WWII Camouflage – Hospital Ships

Some Scratch Built Support Ships From My Collection

A recent e-mail prompted me to put up these pictures. I’ve mentioned in earlier posts that when I could not find an available commercial model I made my own out of wood, pins, etc. These are pictures of models I made about 30 years ago. First, there are 4 small coastal tankers that were acquired … More Some Scratch Built Support Ships From My Collection

Japanese WWII Camouflage – Updates and Additions

Corona virus has given me time to review some data I’ve collected in the 2 years since I posted my original series on Japanese WWII camouflage. Those posts were the ones that attracted more viewers than any others. In the post on concealment I left out heavy cruisers TAKAO and MYOKO. They were hiding in … More Japanese WWII Camouflage – Updates and Additions

Russian Ship Camouflage in WW II

Many people know that the major naval powers camouflaged their warships in the Second World War. The Russian fleet, however, has received little attention. Possibly because of the nature of the then Communist regime. In any case, here are some examples of camouflage on Soviet ships of that era.

Unusual Camouflage

The US Navy developed a camouflage pattern based on small stripes. It seems to have been originally intended for small, fast, motor torpedo boats, usually called PT boats at the time. The French Cruiser GLOIRE was the largest ship to carry the pattern during the war. Recently I ran across a picture of an American … More Unusual Camouflage