RN WWI Camouflage on my models – part IV

This group  of models are examples of  merchant ship dazzle patterns used on decoy ships. The ships were designed to appear similar to normal merchant ships but  they were actually full-fledged warships with a strong armament that were expected to lure a submarine to the surface by their appearance and then to destroy the U-boat … More RN WWI Camouflage on my models – part IV

RN WWI Camouflage on my models – part II

The admiralty used “dazzle” camouflage as an anti-submarine protection measure for merchant vessels and convoys.  The Grand Fleet battle squadrons were not painted that way. But several cruisers that acted as convoy ocean escorts were given camouflage coats. Some designs were used on two different ships, Others were unique. Here are some examples from my … More RN WWI Camouflage on my models – part II

Disruptive camouflge at Gallipoli in 1915

Disruptive Camouflage at Gallipoli in 1915 Disruptive pattern, or Dazzle, camouflage was used in 1917 to save merchant ships from :U-boat attacks. But the idea of disruptive camouflage had been in actual use earlier, A British professor of zoology, John Kerr, had proposed the idea as a means of confusing range-finders. Then First Lord of … More Disruptive camouflge at Gallipoli in 1915

USN submarine camouflage experiments – 1915-6.

US  Submarine camouflage trials in 1916 There was interest in warship camouflage in the US that may have been started by the experience of the US Navy in the Spanish American War. One of the first artists to make his interest public was William A Mackay. Mackay had specific ideas about ship camouflage, and they … More USN submarine camouflage experiments – 1915-6.