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The graphic stripes shown on the Sturgis in the 1945 photo taken at Yokohama are defensive "dazzle" camouflage markings. For comparison, also see image of World War I troopship, the SS Empress of Russia which is painted with an even more striking graphic camouflage pattern. --Tenmei (talk) 17:05, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Would it not make better sense to have the image in the infobox since it illustrates the ship in question? If there are no objections, I'll move it there myself. I'll probably edit the caption; the full details of who is in the photo should appear on the image page for those who are curious. — Bellhalla (talk) 23:00, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
According to the Photo gallery of General S. D. Sturgis at NavSource Naval History, the Sturgis is painted in the U.S. Navy's Measure 32, 13T design. In my experience (limited though it is) dazzle usually refers to bright, multicolored patterns developed and used in World War I. The WWII USN patterns usually used black, white, grays, and blues, but did not use the reds, pinks, and greens associated with dazzle in WWI. — Bellhalla (talk) 23:07, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Seeing no objection to moving the photo to the infobox, I have done so. — Bellhalla (talk) 14:47, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Please note that USS General S. D. Sturgis was in the Atlantic Ocean on July 9, 1950 and then preceded to dock in NY. I was on the ship and have a newsletter dated July 9, 1950 showing the position of the ship on that date, which was 9.7 days after departure from Germany on the way to NY. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 14:24, 13 November 2010 (UTC)