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Re: HMS Dorsetshire's campouflage in May 1941?
All of Wright's books should be considered inadmissible as reference sources since it's been categorically proven time and again that he has no idea what he's writing about.
Admiralty Pattern 507B was discontinued in 1940. The chances of finding it in a 1941 camouflage scheme are effectively zero.
According to British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WWII Volume 3 on Cruisers, Minelayers and Armed Merchant Cruisers by Malcolm Wright at page 86, the HMS Dorsetshire on May 27, 1941 used 507b and 507c in an unofficial scheme to reflect a shorter ship. The color profile shows A and B turrets in 507c and X and Y turrets in 507b. Turret crowns were the same color as their sides. Also shown are the first two funnels in 507b and the third funnel in 507c. Decks are still natural wood.
Thank you very much! I have the Man O' War volume about the County class with the two photos. It is from 1978 and one of the authors is also Alan Raven, therefore I had assumed that the more recent Warship Perspectives would be based on newer information.
Mountbatten Pink would be an interesting colour to use.
Unfortunately, the photos in Man O' War are also made after the refit in June.
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