The gallery above features some of the most eye-popping examples of dazzle camouflage, primarily from the World War I-era, when the method saw the most widespread use. Intrigued by this look at dazzle camouflage? Next, see how some of Earth's most fascinating creatures conceal themselves with these photos of animal camouflage in action.
Then, step into the trenches with these powerful World War I photos. By Kellen Perry. Like this gallery? Share it: Share Tweet Email.
RMS Olympic the nearly identical sister ship of the Titanic , Wikimedia Commons. The Zealandia in Sydney, Australia, HMS Polyanthus , circa RMS Olympic , British destroyer HMS Badsworth , Not to be confused with Motion dazzle. Further information: Camoufleurs. Dazzle was a method to produce an effect by paint in such a way that all accepted forms of a ship are broken up by masses of strongly contrasted colour, consequently making it a matter of difficulty for a submarine to decide on the exact course of the vessel to be attacked.
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She doesn't give you any sensation of being dazzled; but she is, in some queer way, all wrong". Oxford University Press, , p. The Northern Mariner. XIX 2 : — Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. London Review of Books. Now you don't" The Times. The Brooklyn Museum quarterly.
Dazzle ships and the Royal Academy
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Dazzle ships — National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy
Retrieved 14 July Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 9 March BBC Sports. BBC News. Retrieved 22 February Retrieved 3 November MM ' ACM: — Sea Shepherd. They were placed on a rotating turntable and viewed through a periscope. Wilkinson believed that using strong contrasts, with light and dark greys, blues and greens, was most effective. Wilkinson appointed dock officers at ports around Britain. They supervised the painting of ships from the finished designs. One dock officer was the artist Edward Wadsworth.