When I got the photos, all were fine, except for all of the phots I took of the ship's hull. The glare from the strong sunlight fooled the film. The hull was white!
Imagine the confusion this could cause!
When analyzing a color phot for chroma, first establish where the sun is. Ships getting hit directly by strong sunlight will always have the color very skewed (as in the case of the attack transport). A good overcast day gives the better color approximation.
A film industry director friend told me that the WWII Kodochrome film gave spectacularly faithful color duplication if it was used right (see the film Dive Bomber from 1941). There is a magnificent series of phots of Marine SBD Dautlasses based on Midway in late 1942. The cameraman was a Life magazine photographer. The color of the very tricky Non-Specular Blue-Gray of the aircraft is spectacularly bang-on. It's the best photographic source for the new and faded appearance of the paint. NSBG faded rapidly. Hobby paints often blow the color completely. They do it in its faded state, and this is not right for all situations. 1942 USN aircraft were not all light blue.