Dazzle Painting of ships in the First World War and the model of ss Hindustan

GP 9 HMS Flying Foxa

9. Photograph of dazzle painted ‘24’ class sloop HMS Flying Fox on her sea trials. You can see the double bridge arrangement that adds to the confusion, and painted hawse pipe and anchor at the stern are also just about visible. The smoke is a bit of a giveaway, but this is clearly a maximum speed trial and she wouldn’t be making this much smoke when escorting a convoy. (Image courtesy of Ian Rae)

9. Photograph of dazzle painted ‘24’ class sloop HMS Flying Fox on her sea trials. You can see the double bridge arrangement that adds to the confusion, and painted hawse pipe and anchor at the stern are also just about visible. The smoke is a bit of a giveaway, but this is clearly a maximum speed trial and she wouldn’t be making this much smoke when escorting a convoy. (Image courtesy of Ian Rae)

Original image probably from Swan Hunter Archive held by Tyne and Wear Archives

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