HMS Tamar, a Royal Navy Offshore Patrol vessel, has been given a makeover.
The vessel arrived in Falmouth at the start of April for a maintenance period, she’s now back in the water.
The ships Twitter account posted an image of the vessel sporting ‘Dazzle camouflage’.
A new look for @hms_tamar. ‘Dazzle’ was first used by the @RoyalNavy in 1917 to counter the threat from U-Boats. Different schemes were widely implemented throughout the Fleet. We are really proud of this design and its historical links, hope you like it! 🦁⚓️🇬🇧#RoyalNavy #Dazzle pic.twitter.com/35EYCuaQjp
— HMS Tamar (@hms_tamar) April 27, 2021
Dazzle camouflage was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I, and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards.
Credited to the British marine artist Norman Wilkinson, it consists of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.