HMT Olympic, sister ship to the RMS Titanic

One of the most interesting developments of WW1 was Dazzle Paint. As the U-boat war became more deadly the Allies sought many ways to make their ships less vulnerable. Although it proved impossible to make ships invisible to U-boats, it was possible to confuse the U-boat commander. Read about the evolution of Dazzle Paint here.

Dazzle painted Submarine


James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and is affiliated with the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Salonika Campaign Society and the Gallipoli Association.