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Warpaint

Biannual technical publication offering advice and guidance on coatings for application to Royal Naval surface ships and submarines.

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Warpaint is published by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) in March and September, and offers advice and guidance on coatings for application to Royal Naval surface ships and submarines.

Warpaint is the DE&S Ships main guidance document of acceptable paint coatings for in-service and new-build Royal Naval vessels. However, not all approved coatings are listed in Warpaint as paint manufacturers’ are constantly striving to improve their current paint systems. Consequently their ‘Whole ship specifications/annexes’ are regularly updated. Should a coating therefore be proposed which is not listed in Warpaint, confirmation of acceptance must be obtained from DES Ships WSpt-CET Husbandry.

The latest issue of BR3939 can be obtained from DES Ships WSpt-CET-Husbandry if there is a justified business requirement.

Published 30 March 2010
Last updated 26 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Issue 42 and updated the 'details' section.
  2. Added issue 41, March 2017
  3. Added Warpaint: issue 40, September 2016.
  4. Added Warpaint: issue 39, March 2016.
  5. Added latest issue 38 of Warpaint.
  6. Added Warpaint: issue 37, March 2015.
  7. Added issue 36 September 2014.
  8. Added "Issue 35: January 2014".
  9. Updated the statement about the future of the Warpaint publication.
  10. First published.