Bedazzled War Ships
A 1918 photograph of the SS Kralingen. The ship was camouflaged in whites, blues, greys and black, making it a dazzel ship. The aim of the zebra stripe camouflage was not to make the ship hard to find, but to make it harder for enemies to accurately target its most vulnerable sections. By the end of WWII radar made dazzle largely ineffective. The SS Kralingen was painted by the Erie Basin Co. July, 1918.