Ship disguised as island

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10 Responses to “Ship disguised as island”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wikipedia is your friend:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HNLMS_Abraham_Crijnssen

    They travelled at night, and laid up during the day.

  2. Anonymous says:

    My Grandfather was on this Ship – I wouldn’t be here if it had not reached Australia safely.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It only worked cuz it was in black and white.

  4. mdh says:

    it’s a good thing the world was black and white back then.

  5. subrosa says:

    That’s no moon.

  6. Anonymous says:

    See, and this is why I don’t disguise my car keys – I’d walk in circles around them and they’d escape in the confusion.

  7. lewis stoole says:

    don’t look now, but behind the crijnssen, there is an even bigger ship disguised as an even bigger island.

  8. nanuq says:

    Camouflage like that would only be effective against certain backgrounds. I can’t imagine a ship in open sea fooling anyone.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s opposite of Inchmickery – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inchmickery – a small island in the Firth of Forth (Scotland) which was disguised as a boat during WWII.

  10. Isalicus says:

    This is the first cool thing I hear about my country’s navy since I learned they once used a Delftware plate to mark New Guinea as Dutch — the ship ran out of official signs.

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