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America during WW1 (12)

Once painted, the camouflaged ships would be placed on a tabletop to be viewed through a periscope, simulating conditions at sea, to evaluate the effectiveness of the patterns. Original caption: Models of two ships on same line of direction, one plain, and the other dazzled. This method of camouflage was used on battleships and transports to deceive U-Boat commanders and make correct aim difficult.

Photo Credit: U.S. National Archives