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Color film: Pearl Harbor, Spring 1942.

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Yep that 5-O Ocean Grey on the West Virginia, Tennessee & Nevada definitely looks faded black..... Compared to a couple of the tugs in 5-S Sea Blue. Not enough of the Arizona shown to see what color she was though. Although it is clear that most of the Pacific Fleet was in Measure 1, 5-O Ocean Grey at the time of the attack.

 

The only color evidence I have is from 1949, a Life Magazine color shot of a flag raising on the Arizona. (ordered by Adm. Radford (cincpac) in '48)

 

She was definitely blue

BATTLESHIP COLOR AT PEARL HARBOR.jpg

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