Saturday, May 21, 2016

Dazzle-Painted Ship Model | SS Hindustan 1917

Model of dazzle-painted SS Hindustan
Above We recommend a visit to a post (from October 2015) on the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums blog. It features this photograph of a dazzle-painted model of a WWI-era tramp steamer named the SS Hindustan. Below that is an article that repeats the standard British account of the origin and purpose of so-called dazzle camouflage, supplemented by eight additional photographs of camouflaged ships.