I had known about the nature of Haze Gray for years, but what flummoxed me was the Truman. First of all, every carrier model I had ever seen looked fanciful because the acreage of the mighty ship's side was particolored: dozens of squares and rectangles of differing shades. None looked like neutral gray at all. All were variations on a bluish-gray. Certainly not like a ship in a 1942 Sea Blue, none with that much chroma, but the sections were definitely not neutral. I was puzzled to account for the impression. The Arleigh Burkes were being hit by bright sunlight, and looked like they were a glittering light gray. No surprise here. The only explanation for Truman's medium bluish gray was the shadow from the overhanging flight deck combined with the effects of atmosphere.
I had seen Wisconsin earlier. She looked neutral gray, no blue. In the photos W looked neutral gray, but Truman looked medium bluish gray.