Subchasers in Camouflage Paint

the U.S. Navy experimented with camouflage paint schemes on chasers. The idea appears to have been abandoned quickly, as photos of chasers in camouflage paint are extremely rare. Two views are shown here, one from National Archives microfiche, and one from an original period print.

Caption: Submarine Patrol, camouflaged.

National Archives, Record Group 165-WW, Fiche 1392. Thanks to Dan Treadwell for submitting the digital image to the Subchaser Archives.

An exceptional shot of a chaser in camouflage. "S.C. 250" is penciled on the reverse, but there is no indication of the hull number that can be discerned in the photo. SC 250 is a good possibility, as this chaser was assigned to the Second Naval District, in the Experimental Group.

T. Woofenden Collection