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Darken Ship: The Master Mariner - Book Two

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"Darken Ship" Pirate T Shirt. – Pirate's Yacht Club

Ship camouflage is a form of in which a ship is in one or more in order to obscure or confuse an enemy's visual observation. Several types of marine have been used or prototyped: blending or , in which a paint scheme attempts to hide a ship from view; deception, in which a ship is made to look smaller or, as with the , to merchantmen; and , a chaotic paint scheme which tries to confuse any estimate of distance, direction, or heading. , to hide a darkened ship against the slightly brighter night sky, was trialled by the in .

In large and small communities across America, we remember and honor lost veterans in Memorial Day parades. Bands play, children wave flags and we all cheer with ice cream and hot dogs in hand. The festivities provide a sharp contrast to George’s illustration of his WW2 shipmates stilled below deck of the USS LaVallette in enemy territory enroute New Guinea off Guadalcanal in 1944. To avoid enemy detection the command was to “darken ship.” Topside lights were turned off. No smoking. No matches. Waiting and praying.

"Darken Ship" Long Sleeve – Pirate's Yacht Club

An F/A-18C “Hornet” during a “darken ship” exercise on the USS Carl Vinson, which is preparing for a six-month deployment (Photo: Chris M. Valdez/U.S. Navy).

Brandon Courtney, "Darken Ship" / Memorious 24

Ship camouflage is a form of in which a ship is in one or more in order to obscure or confuse an enemy's visual observation. Several types of marine have been used or prototyped: blending or , in which a paint scheme attempts to hide a ship from view; deception, in which a ship is made to look smaller or, as with the , to merchantmen; and , a chaotic paint scheme which tries to confuse any estimate of distance, direction, or heading. , to hide a darkened ship against the slightly brighter night sky, was trialled by the in .

Off the West Coast, Oct. 31, 2002 — An F/A-18C assigned to the "Rough Raiders" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Two Five (VFA-125) is illuminated by red lights during "darken ship" as flight operations conclude for the day. "Darken ship" is a security measure used to reduce visibility of the ship. Because light is visible from miles away, darken ship is observed by those topside and involves the elimination of any type of light. Topside doors and hatches are closed, ports are blacked out, smoking is forbidden. During darken ship, flashlights or lanterns with red lens covers can be used if necessary. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Chris M. Valdez. (Photo # 021031-N-0905V-003).