The design drawing for Measure 33/6D for the Cleveland
class light cruisers drawn on January 19, 1944. The vertical colors were specified to be pale gray (5-P), haze gray (5-H) and navy blue (5-N) with a pattern of ocean gray (5-O) and deck blue (20-B) on the horizontal surfaces. Measure 32 colors would be light gray (5-L), ocean gray (5-O) and dull black (BK) on the vertical surfaces.
The first drawing for Design 6D was included with the July 15, 1943, memo to PacFleet for the Fletcher class destroyers. Another Design 6D drawing for Fletcher class destroyers was dated December 22, 1943, and it was redrawn on on January 19, 1944, for the Cleveland class light cruisers as above and was worn by USS Birmingham (CL-62) and USS Vicksburg (CL-86) in Measure 33 colors and reportedly by USS Biloxi (CL-80) in Measure 32 colors. Design 6D was also worn by the battleships USS New Mexico (BB-40) and USS Mississippi (BB-41). Four destroyers of the Farragut class, one Gridley class destroyer and four Benson class destroyers also carried Design 6D.
Original drawing source: NARA 80-G-105496 and 80-G-105497.