Paint
  Nine Hull Coatings: 1911-1913  
 
  Location Date 2 - Red Lead 4 - Anti Corrosive 3 - Anti Fouling  
  Newport News  SY prior to 18 May 1912 2 1 .  
Norfolk Navy Yard 3 September 1912 . 1 1
  Norfolk Navy Yard 9 April 1913 . 1 1  
Norfolk Navy Yard 29 September 1913 . 1 1
   
  Exterior Paint Schemes: 1926 - 1941  
 The 1926 through 1945 schemes are from "Ship's Data 6 USS TEXAS (BB35)", Leeward Publications, 1976. 
Date applied derived from known navy yard periods in combination with exterior configurations
 
  Standard - Light Gray System  
Applied: 31 July 1925 - 23 November 1926, Norfolk Navy Yard.
Changed: 12 April - 28 July 1935, Bremerton Navy Yard, Washington
Light gray on all horizontal and vertical surfaces except for the decks which are dark blue-gray.

  Haze Gray  
Applied: 12 March - 28 July 1935, Bremerton Navy Yard, Washington.
Changed: August-October 1941, Norfolk Navy Yard; Measure 12.
Haze gray on all vertical and horizontal surfaces except decks which were deck blue.
 
  Exterior Paint Schemes: 1941 - 1945  
  Measure Applied Location  
12 2 August - 9 October 1941 Norfolk Navy Yard
  22 23 February - 8 March 1943 Norfolk Navy Yard  
  33 14 September - 14 October 1944 New York Navy Yard  
  21 13 December 1944 - 3 January 1945 Pearl Harbor Navy Yard  
 
  Measure 12  
 Applied: 2 August to 9 October 1942, Norfolk Navy Yard 
The pattern changed as seen below
Changed: 23 February to 8 March 1943. Norfolk Navy Yard, to Measure 22
 
Hull
: Navy blue forming an irregular line at the main deck with ocean gray.
Superstructure: Ocean gray with haze gray splotches on the ocean gray
Deck: Deck blue
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Website caption "ON BOARD THE DESTROYER HMS FURY AT HVALFJORD, ICELAND. 11 AND 20 FEBRUARY 1942
 
After March or April-May in Norfolk Navy Yard
Hard to tell if the hull is in measure 12
After July-August 1942, Norfolk Navy Yard  Different pattern from above and definitely visible on the hull

  Measure 22  
 Applied 23 February/8 March 1943, Norfolk Navy Yard
Changed 14 September/14 October 1944, New York Navy Yard, to Measure 33.

Hull
: Navy blue horizontal to the lowest point of sheer, Haze gray on all vertical surfaces above lowest point of sheer
Deck: Deck blue, including upper half of 14inch gun barrels

   Measure 33  
Applied: 14 September to 14 October 1944, New York Navy Yard
Changed: 13 December 1944 to 3 January 1945, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, to Measure 21 


Pale gray and ocean gray applied in a pattern with deck blue on all decks and horizontal surfaces.

   Measure 21  
Applied: 13 Dec 1944 to 3 Jan 1945, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard
Changed: 10 January to 17 March 1948, Norfolk Navy Yard, to gray
Navy blue on all vertical surfaces and deck blue on all decks

27 October 1945, Los Angeles (Navy Day)

  Exterior Scheme:  March 1948 - December 1988  
Gray
13 December 1988 - Enroute to Todd's Shipyard, Galveston

  23 February 1990 - Today:  Measure 21  
 
Applied:  13 December 1988 - 23 February 1990
Todd's Shipyard, Galveston
 

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