The drawings for 32/6D for the John C. Butler
class destroyer escorts dated June 23, 1944. The vertical colors were dull black (BK) ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L). There was no stern view and no indication how the light gray from the port and ocean gray from the starboard should meet on the stern.
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 the Fletcher class destroyers was originally dated December 22, 1943, and it was redrawn on January 19, 1944, for the Cleveland class light cruisers and was worn by the battleships USS New Mexico (BB-40) and USS Mississippi (BB-41). Four destroyers of the Farragut class and one Gridley class destroyer also carried design 6D.
Original drawing sources: NARA 80-G-176507 and 80-G-176508.