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Re: Hull numbers for US Carriers.
Pre-War carriers did not have numbers on their decks. They had letters. These disappeared when decks were stained dark blue. Numbers first appeared on flight decks starting in mid-1943.
A piggy back on an earlier discussion. During WW2, did US Carriers continue to show their hull numbers on flight decks even when stained (as with MS21, etc.).? I see numerous plastic models where this is the case but very little photographic evidence of this on actual carriers themselves. Maybe I'm not seeing things correctly or the numbers are too faint? I am guessing they did in order to avoid identification errors by pilots. Can someone pls clarify?