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US Navy Smoke Screen Question


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I hope this doesn't sound too dumb, but what color was the smoke generated by a US Navy destroyer during WWII?  Looking at photos, it could be anything from white to black, but since most of the photos are black and white, I can't really tell if the smoke in the pictures is from the screen, or from battle damage or gunfire.

Thanks for clearing the smoke up on this one!

Mikie 

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The chemical agents from smoke generators and floating smoke pots make dense white smoke.  Making smoke from the boilers and stacks is black.

Here's all you want to know about WWII USN shipboard smoke generators and floating smoke pots and their different agents (FS, FM, HC, & WP)

Ships Chemical Smoke Munitions, OP 1042, 1944, describes chemical smoke systems for creating smoke screens.

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 I just scanned through your link for now but will look deeper this weekend. Interesting stuff. Thanks for clearing the air!

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