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Frederick Hoertz

 (1889 - 1978)
Frederick J. Hoertz was active/lived in Georgia, South Carolina.  Frederick Hoertz is known for marine painting-sailing ships, lithography.

Biography   Frederick Hoertz


Frederick J. Hoertz contributed to ship camouflage during World War I. This is confirmed by an article titled "Why Camouflage?" by C. Stewart Wark, which was published in The Morse Drydock Dial (April 1919), p. 4.

In that article, Wark writes about having seen the camouflage of an American troop ship, the USS Von Steuben, which had been painted with a dazzle camouflage pattern on its starboard side, while on its port side was painted the black silhouette of a destroyer, so that it would look as if it was being escorted.

Most probably, writes Wark, "this idea originated with Mr. Hoertz, the artist who drew the cover of this issue of The Dial. Mr. Hoertz submitted designs to the government which were exact   ...  Displaying 750 of 1537 characters.

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The United States passenger liner 'Independence'
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SAILING INTO GLOUCESTER HARBOR
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PASSING THE LIGHTSHIP 'DIAMOND'
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