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
Here are a few of the newest models in my collection of WWI camouflaged ships. It includes a pattern prepared for USS Tacoma, but which may never have been used. There are also examples of large transports ST Louis and ST Paul that served as auxiliary cruisers in the Spanish-American War and were requisitioned again … More New Additions to My Collection
I was recently watching a documentary series on technological progress..It reminded me of when I spent time investigating some ideas that were once considered cutting edge.One such idea was something I spent a lot of time on; identifying aircraft using narrow beam radar.This was over 40 years ago. Nobody had lasers back then.Computers had not … More Yesterday’s Technology
Not the first time I’ve been in print. I’d written several articles before. But this is my first book.
The Easter Egg Fleet will go on sale on November 1st. Here are some notices I’ve put up.
As many of you who read this already know, I’ve been writing a book. The book title is “The Easter Egg Fleet”. It has been under development for a long time. This post is going to cover a few of the reasons why. I started writing about American ship camouflage in WWI because I was … More Meet a Struggling Author
A couple of years ago I wrote about how women helped with camouflage in Word War One.Today I want to go into a little greater detail about one aspect of that. When the US entered the Great War as a combatant her armed forces were not fully prepared. Troops needed to mobilized (drafted) and trained. … More USS Recruit – 1917 version
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
The Imperial War Museum is a treasury of collections of all sorts of things related to war/ One of those collections is a set of wooden ship models. These are not ordinary models. They are what remains of a major effort by the Admiralty to protect British shipping from the depredations of German U-boats during … More Camouflaged Wooden Models at the Imperial War Museum
In Feb 2018 I published a picture of an Italian ship in WWI camouflage. I promised there would be more. Here are some. The top photo is a picture of a tanker. There were three tankers named Ansaldo. Each with a different pattern. All on them were camouflaged. Not all the pictures I’ve seen agree … More Italian WWI Warship Camouflage