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Re: USS Porcupine in WW2
This is a semi-educated guess, but it appears, from the one photo I could find of Porcupine
, to be in a Measure 22 scheme. This was one of the more common camouflage schemes used by the US Navy during the war.
If I am correct, the colors would be:
Navy Blue 5-N on the hull
Haze Gray 5-H on the superstructure
Deck Blue 20-Bon the decks
Details here: Measure 22
there were Liberty a/c transports with larger hatches, liberties with a/c on deck,and T2 tankers with skeleton decks for a/c , but i have not seen one of the station tanker liberties with a/c aboard! it would be logical that they were fully loaded with fuel . colour blue hull? deck blue , light grey structure seems to match the photo!
USS Porcupine WW2 Liberty Ship - tanker
Iím painting a model of this ship. From the photos I have seen she has what appears to be light grey superstructure and a darker coloured hull.
Can anyone identify the colours used? Some of these vessels were used to transport aircraft, can anyone please direct me to any photos of their doing this?