Ship Camouflage

Ship camouflage is a form of military deception in which a ship is painted in one or more colors in order to obscure or confuse an enemy's visual observation. Several types of marine camouflage have been used or prototyped: blending or crypsis, in which a paint scheme attempts to hide a ship from view; deception, in which a ship is made to look smaller or, as with the Q-ships, like merchantmen; and dazzle, a chaotic paint scheme which tries to confuse any estimate of distance, direction, or heading. Counterillumination to hide a darkened ship against the slightly brighter night sky was trialled in diffused lighting camouflage.

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Ship Camouflage - Bibliography
... Williams, David (2001) Naval camouflage, 1914–1945 a complete visual reference Naval Institute Press ISBN 1-55750-496-2 Bement, Alon, United States Shipping Board (1919) ... "Principles Underlying Ship Camouflage" ...
William Mackay - Ship Camouflage
... ship camouflage during World War I, although there are conflicting accounts of the extent of his contributions ... According to one report, he experimented with low visibility ship camouflage as early as 1913 (Perry 1919, pp ... that, when viewed from a distance, the ship appeared “to melt into sea and sky,” making it less visible than if it had been painted with a flat “battleship gray,” as had been the ...
Abbott Handerson Thayer - Camouflage Contributions
... is sometimes referred to as the “father of camouflage.” This is not entirely unreasonable, because, while he did not invent camouflage, he was undoubtedly one of the first to write about ... He first became involved in military camouflage in 1898, during the Spanish-American War, when he and his friend George de Forest Brush proposed the use of protective ... titled “Process of Treating the Outsides of Ships, etc ...

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