Wartime Ship Disguise

Wartime Ship Disguise

Boris Smirnov was an artist who disguised ships during the siege of Leningrad. On the picture above you see a battleship “October Revolution”, look how it looked when the job of camoufleurs was done.

Wartime Ship Disguise

Wartime Ship Disguise

Ship disguise was widely-spread during WWII. Those ships that stood at river banks were disguised by nets, tents, painted logs etc. It was necessary to fill the water space between the ship and the land with various stuff like boards, ferries, logs.

Wartime Ship Disguise

Wartime Ship Disguise

Smirnov’s drawings. Embankment of Bolshaya Nevka.

Wartime Ship Disguise

Neva, under Leningrad.

Wartime Ship Disguise

Near Petropavlovsk fortress. On another side is a camouflaged replica of cruiser “Kirov” at the House of Scientists.

Wartime Ship Disguise

Wartime Ship Disguise

“Kirov” cruiser itself.

Wartime Ship Disguise

The aft is painted the colors of the embankment.

Wartime Ship Disguise

The same story with battleship “Marat”.

Wartime Ship Disguise

Submarine “P-2”.

Wartime Ship Disguise

Destroyer at Petrovskiy island.

Wartime Ship Disguise

Smirnov also liked to work with glass.

Wartime Ship Disguise

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