regarding measure 32 - I presume the pattern is randomized but have to contains all the paint scheme of: Light Gray 5-L; Ocean Gray 5-O; and Black for Vertical?
Tom Dougherty wrote: During the war, the pre-war "red lead" was redone as black. You can get an idea of the paint scheme form this link to my Blenny model.
USS Blenny SS-324 fleet sub model
So: no red hulls during the war?
What happened after the war with the fleet boats lower hulls: Did they returned to red? I have some B&W photos of Balaos in dry dock during the late 50s showing what seems to be a red hull and a black waterline.
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