The Amazing History of WWI Dazzle Ships

How the British and US Navies Got Creative in 1917

From 1917-1920, the British and U.S. Navies quickly adopted and applied a form of ship camouflage called "Dazzle Camouflage".  The photo above shows the USS West Mahomet in dazzle camouflage in November, 1918.  Here's the story of how it all came to be.