Why are Submarines Black and Cruise Ships White?

Why are Submarines Black and Cruise Ships White?

That hides them in the background of sea and sky – makes them more difficult to notice from other ships and airplanes. However, they do not become invisible. The main object of this camouflage is to mask the silhouette of the ship, making identification and calculations of distance more difficult.

A 6 minute 49 second explanation of why submarines are black followed by a 12 second explanation of why cruise ships are white.

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