A Model Problem

I’ve been updating a lot of areas on my computer recently because I’ve had some response time problems. That’s also why there’s been a gap in my postings. For right now, I want to point out a small problem in a display at the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News.  They have a beautifully done model … More A Model Problem

Japanese Warship Camouflage – 1945 Concealment

At the end of World War 2 The Japanese Navy tried a new approach to Camouflage. America was threatening to invade the home islands and the Japanese tried to preserve what remained of their fleet for use in a last ditch effort to thwart the upcoming invasion. Warships were scattered about the inland sea near … More Japanese Warship Camouflage – 1945 Concealment

Early RN Fleet Air Arm in My Collection

  the Royal Navy introduced aircraft during the First World War. Some early seaplanes operated from tenders like HMS Engadine. The seaplanes were hoisted from the ship and placed in the water, After landing they could be lifted back on board. The photos show several Short 184 large torpedo carrying seaplanes on their mother ships. … More Early RN Fleet Air Arm in My Collection

Some Examples of British WWI Dazzle Camouflage

Dazzle camouflage was developed to help protect  merchant ships from U-boat attacks. Here are a couple of examples of patterns that were applied to Q-ships. Q-ships were commissioned warships that were resigned to look like merchant vessels. The submarine would be tempted to come to the surface in order to complete destroying its prey without … More Some Examples of British WWI Dazzle Camouflage