General Order No. 252
Washington, July 7, 1880.
[Painting Schematic for Boats]
Boats of the Navy, when fitted at Navy Yards, will be painted as follows:
Launches, steam-cutters and dinghies, black outside below the moldings, and lead color inside.
All other boats white outside below moldings, and white inside above footlings; below the footlings they will be lead color.
In all boats the outside moldings and gunwales will be kept bright.
All smoke-stacks in vessels of the Navy will be kept black.Acting Secretary of the Navy
WILLIAM N. JEFFERS,
acting Secretary of the Navy.