Color Name Number Usage (Measures) Sample R G B C M Y K Munsell
Ships2, 01/1941
Light Gray 5-L Ms1, Ms2, Ms3, Ms4 10B 7/1.5
Ocean Gray (early) 5-O Ms1, Ms2, Ms3, Ms4, 5PB 4.5/3
Dark Gray 5-D Ms1, Ms2, Ms2A, Ms3, Ms4 5PB 2/1.5
Dull Black #82 Ms4, Ms9, Ms10, Ms31L, Ms31T, Ms32,
Ms32/3SS-A, Ms32/3SS-B, Ms32/9SS
N 2.5/0
Ships2 Rev 1, 09/1941
Haze Gray 5-H Ms2A, Ms11, Ms12, Ms12A, Ms13, Ms14, Ms15,
Ms17, Ms18, Ms22, Ms31, Ms32, Ms33
5PB 5.7/1.6
Ocean Gray (late) 5-O Ms2A, Ms10, Ms12, Ms12A, Ms14, Ms16, Ms17,
Ms22, Ms31, Ms32, Ms32/7P, Ms33
5PB 5/2
Sea Blue 5-S Ms1A, Ms1B, Ms2A, Ms11, Ms12 5PB 4/4
Local & Experimental Colors
Haze Green   1942 ASW Test 7G 5.9/2.5
Haze (Cabot)     7PB 3.2/2
Pearl Harbor Blue     7.5PB 1.5/6
Sapphire Blue   Ms1B 5PB 2.2/6
Cavite Blue   Asiatic 5PB 3/2
Cavite Blue (faded)   Asiatic 5PB 4/2
Union Castle Lavender   USS Winslow, 12/1941 10P 6/4
Mountbatten Pink (Dark)   Mountbatten Pink, 1942 ASW Test 5RP 5/1.5
Ships2 Rev 2
Navy Blue 5-N (5-NB) Ms1C, Ms12A, Ms17, Ms18,
Ms21, Ms22, Ms31 Ms31/4P,
5PB 3.4/3
Thayer Blue 5-B Ms16, 1942 ASW Test 5B 8/2
White 5-U Ms16, Ms23, 1942 ASW Test 5PB 9.5/1
Deck Colors
Deck Blue 20B Ms11, Ms12 5PB 3/1.5
Deck Blue Revised 20B Ms12A, Ms13, Ms14, Ms15, Ms17, Ms18,
Ms22, Ms31, Ms31/4P, Ms32, Ms33
5PB 3/4
Blue Flight Deck Stain 250N Flight Decks (1942) 5PB 3/1.8
Flight Deck Stain 251N Flight Decks Markings (1942) 5PB 5.7/1.6
Flight Deck Stain ('43-'44) #21 Ms31, Ms32, Ms33 5PB 4.5/3
Flight Deck Stain ('44-'45) #21 Ms31A, Ms32A, Ms33A 5PB 3/4
Amphibious Force Colors, 1942
Brown 1A     5YR 2/2
Brown 2A     5YR 3/4
Brown 3A     10YR 3.5/3
Brown 4A   Ms31L 10YR 5/6
Green 1A     5GY 3/2
Green 2A     5GY 3.5/4
Green 3A     5G 4.5/2
Green 4A     5GY 4/6
Dark Tropic Green 5/84 - 4/5TMa "Tropic Green System" 5BG 4/4
Light Tropic Green 5/84 - 2/5TMa "Tropic Green System" 5G 5/8
Ships2 Rev 2 Supplement, 1943
Pale Gray 5-P Ms31, Ms32, Ms33 5PB 8/1
Light Gray 5-L Ms31, Ms31A, Ms32, Ms32/7P, Ms32A, Ms33, Ms33A 5PB 7/2
Amphibious Force Colors, 1943
Pale Green 5-PG Ms33/7P, Ms33L 5GY 8/2
Light Green 5-LG Ms31T 5GY 7/2
Haze Green 5-HG Ms31L 10GY 6/2
Ocean Green 5-OG Ms31/4P, Ms31L, Ms31T, Ms33L 10GY 5/2
Navy Green 5-NG Ms31L, Ms31T 10GY 3/2
Deck Green 20G Ms31L, Ms31/20L, Ms31T, Ms32/7P, Ms33L 10GY 2/2
MTB Green MTB Ms32/7P 10GY 4.5/2
Amphibious Force Colors, 1944
#1 Green   Ms31/20L 5GY 5.5/3
#2 Green   Ms31/20L 5GY 4/2
#3 Green   Ms31/20L 5GY 2.5/2
#4 Brown   Ms31/20L 10YR 4/3
Neutral Gray Substitute Colors, 1945
#46 Outside Gray   Ms32/3SS-A, Ms32/3SS-B, Ms32/9SS N 8/0
#37 Light Gray 5-L   N 7/0
#27 Haze Gray 5-H Ms22, Ms32/3SS-A, Ms32/3SS-B N 6/0
#17 Ocean Gray 5-O Ms12, Ms32/9SS N 5/0
#16 Medium Gray   Ms22, Ms32/3SS-A, Ms32/3SS-B N 4.9/0
#11 Outside Gray Revised   Ms22, Ms32/3SS-A, Ms32/9SS N 4/0
#7 Navy Gray 5-N Ms12, Ms21, Ms22, Ms32/3SS-A, Ms32/3SS-B, Ms32/9SS N 3.4/0
#4 Deck Gray 20 Ms12, Ms21, Ms22 N 2/0
Proposed Amphibious Colors, 1945
Haze Green Revised 5-HG Ms43? 5GY 6/2
Ocean Green Revised 5-OG Ms42 5GY 5/2
Navy Green Revised 5-NG Ms41 5GY 3/2
"Standard" (non-camouflage) Colors
Navy Gray #5 Prewar 10B 6.5/1.5
Outside White #6 Hospital Ships N 9.5/0
Hospital Ship Green #12 Hospital Ships 5GY 5/5
Deck Dark Green #19 Decks in "Officer's Country"  
Deck Gray #20 Prewar, Asiatic N 3.6/0
Deck Light Gray #20-L Interior decks  
Deck Red #23 Interior decks  
Deck Black #24 Prewar, Ms32/3SS-A, Ms32/3SS-B, Ms32/9SS N 1/0
Mahogany Stain N/A Prewar ~2.5YR 3/5
Striping Black #38 Identification  
Striping Green #39 Identification  
Striping Red #40 Hospital Ships, Identification 5R 4/14
Striping Brown #41 Identification  
Striping Yellow #42 Identification  
Striping Blue #43 Identification  
Primer
Zinc Chromate #84 general purpose primer 10Y 8/8
Dark Green Zinc Chromate #84D topside primer, second coat 6.5GY 3/3
Green Zinc Chromate #84G 10GY 4/3
Red Zinc Chromate #84R 8.5YR 6/7
Hull Red Mare Island 143 underwater areas of surface ship hulls 8R 3.5/5
Prewar USN Ships
Measure 1
Measure 1A
(experimental)
Measure 1B
(experimental)
Measure 1C
(experimental)
Measure 2
Measure 2A
Measure 3
Measure 4
Measure 9
(Submarines)
Measure 10
(Submarines)
Measure 11
Measure 12
Measure 12A
Measure 12, 1945
Measure 13
Measure 14
Measure 15
Measure 16
Measure 17
Measure 18
Measure 21
Measure 21, 1945
Measure 22
Measure 22, 1945
Measure 23
Measure 31 Design 4P
(PT Boats)
Measure 31
Measure 31A
Measure 31L
Measure 31T
(APD "Green Dragon"
Amphibious Transports)
Measure 31/20L
Measure 32
Measure 32A
Measure 32/3SS-A
Measure 32/3SS-B
Measure 32/9SS
Measure 32 Design 7P
(PT Boats)
Measure 33
Measure 33A
Measure 33L
Measure 33 Design 7P
(PT Boats)
Measure 41
Measure 42
Tropic Green System
Carrier Decks, 1942
Ships of the
Asiataic Fleet
1941
Hospital Ships
Mountbatten Pink
USS Plunkett
Early 1942