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Reread " The colors of Pearl Harbor 5-D vs 5-S and Other Fun stuff".
Posted by Jeff Sharp on July 23, 2021, 15:35:03, in reply to "CA and PA
You talk a lot about USS California in your article.
Both were in Ms-1 with 5-D and 5-L and before you start I have always said these two were in those colors. They both use the specified, Mare Island manufactured 5-D that is matte and almost black. The article posted below says the same thing.
I uploaded a photo of Cali dated 9 April, 1942 posted on Navsource by Tracy White of her being pulled into drydock to a couple image colorization sites online. Their take was it looks like she was in 5D when this photo was taken. Like I say, this was just for fun to see what would happen and it is by no means definitive proof of anything. Well, maybe that I have too much time on my hands?
Lots of information out there WRT CALIFORNIA hull coating. Looking for guidance for her color in DEC 1941.
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