General Order No. 252

Navy Department,
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

acting Secretary of the Navy.