Friday, 12 November 2010

Ship Spotting

It's not dazzle paint but it is camouflage.

What is it?


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...


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

HMS Campbeltown (I42)

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)