Man o'war 1, County Class Cruisers, has got 2 fotos
Posted by Richard on January 20, 2014, 9:37:10, in reply to "2 photos of HMS Dorsetshire"
of Dorsetshire in this scheme. Caption says they were taken in August 1941, colours are Mountbatten Pink and 507C.
Note: image of Dorsetshire in the scheme as above are in Man O’War page 16 & 17.
Re: Man o'war 1, County Class Cruisers, has got 2 fotos
Posted by wr on January 20, 2014, 13:38:56, in reply to "Man o'war 1, County Class Cruisers, has got 2 fotos"
Personal observations of the ship while she was with the Home Fleet, state that the medium tone panel was Mountbatten Pink. Observations made when she was in the Indian Ocean at a later date, say that the colour was a medium grey.
Without checking, I believe that she was with Ist Cruiser for a while in mid year before going east, and it is said that the Admiral commanding Ist Cruiser had no use for the colour Mountbatten Pink, and this was the reason why the cruiser Berwick, also with Ist Cruiser, changed over to grey tones from Mountbatten Pink after joining Ist Cruiser.