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  • cgbillb
    Lieutenant Commander
    • May 2018
    • 182

    Color of U-3008

    Does anyone know what US Navy color the US U-3008 would be?
    This photo is when she was in Portsmouth N.H. around 1946.
    I like to paint my model as close to the right color as possible.
    Thanks
    Bill
    Athens Ga.
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  • Das Boot
    Rear Admiral
    • Dec 2019
    • 1149

    #2
    Best I could find.
    Attached Files
    Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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    • cgbillb
      Lieutenant Commander
      • May 2018
      • 182

      #3
      Yes, I have all the photos of the USS U-2513 and the USS U-3008 but not colors, however I did just find this, so Light grey on hull and Black on decks.

      Paint Color for USS Type XXI

      As a result of these trials the US Navy concluded that a simple overall light gray hull and black decks provided as good visual protection as any other method. Consequently, U S submarines were painted overall light gray with black paint on the decks and on the outer surface of the ballast tanks.

      this is what I found from the Nation Archives on painting our USS U-2513 and USS U-3008.
      So Light Grey and Black deck it is.
      Thanks for the help.
      Bill

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      • DrSchmidt
        Captain
        • Apr 2014
        • 902

        #4

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        • cgbillb
          Lieutenant Commander
          • May 2018
          • 182

          #5
          Wow I did not have that photo, thanks. Do you know where and when it was taken?? After 1946, had sail change.
          Thanks again
          Bill
          Athens Ga.

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          • DrSchmidt
            Captain
            • Apr 2014
            • 902

            #6
            No idea....found it on pinterest

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            • cgbillb
              Lieutenant Commander
              • May 2018
              • 182

              #7
              ok cool I will research it tomorrow, I think it is PNY .
              Thanks
              Bill

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              • wlambing
                Commander
                • Nov 2020
                • 285

                #8
                Bill, you are correct. Test and evaluation of U-3008 was done at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

                Another Bill

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                • Scott T
                  Commander
                  • May 2009
                  • 376

                  #9
                  Searched Edward Tambunan

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                  • cgbillb
                    Lieutenant Commander
                    • May 2018
                    • 182

                    #10
                    Another Bill
                    Yes I have must of the records when she was there, But I have not found if her sail was replace there or in Norfolk.
                    Bill
                    Athens, Ga.

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                    • cgbillb
                      Lieutenant Commander
                      • May 2018
                      • 182

                      #11
                      Thank you Scott
                      Bill

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                      • bwi 971
                        Captain
                        • Jan 2015
                        • 896

                        #12
                        Originally posted by cgbillb
                        Yes, I have all the photos of the USS U-2513 and the USS U-3008 but not colors, however I did just find this, so Light grey on hull and Black on decks.

                        Paint Color for USS Type XXI
                        As a result of these trials the US Navy concluded that a simple overall light gray hull and black decks provided as good visual protection as any other method. Consequently, U S submarines were painted overall light gray with black paint on the decks and on the outer surface of the ballast tanks.

                        this is what I found from the Nation Archives on painting our USS U-2513 and USS U-3008.
                        So Light Grey and Black deck it is.
                        Thanks for the help.
                        Bill
                        I did some sleutering regarding camoflage as I'm building an 1/72 Iowa BB turret.
                        Came across these sites...apperently for submarines (SS) measure (design) 3 & 9 were applied during WWII, where Measure 3=Light Gray System (as you mentioned) and Measure 9 =
                        Black System for Submarines.
                        ​​
                        Mabe it will be helpfull for others also.

                        This page provides information U.S. Navy Camouflage Measures 31, 32 and 33, with links to presentations on these measures' individual designs.


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                        Grtz, Bart
                        Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                        "Samuel Smiles"

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                        • cgbillb
                          Lieutenant Commander
                          • May 2018
                          • 182

                          #13
                          Grtz, Bart
                          Thank you very much, I will check them out in the morning. Good luck on your build.
                          I am trying to clean up my library so many books so little space to put them.
                          Later
                          Thanks again
                          Bill
                          Athens Ga.

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