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

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

Camouflaged Wooden Models at the Imperial War Museum

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