Friday, 12 November 2010

Ship Spotting


It's not dazzle paint but it is camouflage.



What is it?

5 comments:

D. E. Reddick said...

Is it the former USN four-stacker destroyer in RN service which was converted into a deceptive configuration to allow her to enter a NAZI-occupied French port and destroy a dry-dock?

I can't immediately recall the ship's name or the battle.

D. E. Reddick said...

I should have thought about it some more...

HMS Campbeltown - used in the St. Nazaire Raid.

D. E. Reddick said...

Oh,

BTW - I'm still awaiting to being "dazzled."

D. E. Reddick said...

Second Oh,

I suppose that I should have provided these supporting items:

St Nazaire Raid

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Nazaire_Raid

HMS Campbeltown (I42)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Campbeltown_(I42)

USS Buchanan (DD-131)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Buchanan_(DD-131)

Chuck Hill said...

Missed my shot at this one.

It is a very famous photo.

She was disguised to look like a Moewe class torpedo boat (small destroyer)

http://wwiiarchives.net/servlet/photo/1838/0