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Ms 12R(mod) on USS GEORGE F ELLIOTT (AP-13)
I can't be certain, but as I understand it, Ms 12R(mod) replaced 5-S paint with 5-N paint pretty quickly on the East Coast, which is where USS GEORGE F ELLIOTT (AP-13) first operated. USS GEORGE F ELLIOTT was in the NorNY in December 1941, departing about 1 January 1942, and apparently was repainted into Ms 12R(mod) at that time. There was a rapid transition from original Ms 12 to Ms 12R(mod) in the late 1941 (November-December) timeframe.
"IF" the Ms 12R(mod) painting rules were followed, then the colors should be 5-N and 5-O on the hull and 5-O and 5-H in the superstructure.
My guess, 5-S & 5-H on the hull, 5-O & 5-H on the superstructure with 20-B decks. Look at the photo next to BB-40, two dark shades with one light shade. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/22/092201303.jpg
I have the 1/700 kit of the George F Elliott and she wore this camouflage pattern until she was sunk at Guadalcanal inn1942. My question is, did she have blue decks, and was the darkest color of her camo pattern Navy Blue, or, Sea Blue?
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