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Ben Walton21 Jan 2013 2:17 p.m. PST

Can anyone advice me on the colour of Ottoman ironclads. I've heard dark green but cant fined any period references in colour to work from. thanks

Personal logo Only Warlock Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 3:16 p.m. PST

Unfortunately the only link I could find was down, just had this (Which I am sure you saw):

Aug 7, 2012 On 10June four Ottoman ironclads anchored at Sulina used a floating … with paint of a color similar to that of the waters in which they operated.

actually that is misleading. it was from this article:

weaponsandwarfare.com/?p=59

The full quote is:

"By the time of these attacks the Russians had painted their torpedo launches sea-green, the first known instance of the camouflaging of warships with paint of a color similar to that of the waters in which they operated."

Ben Walton23 Jan 2013 6:35 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link I hadn't seen that, quite an interesting reed. I wonder how effective it was as camouflage

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