The Buckley class destroyer escort USS Gillette (DE-681) from the port bow wearing camouflage 32/3D at Boston on June 21, 1944. This application differs slightly from the Buckley class drawing. The vertical colors are still dull black (BK) ocean gray (5-O) and light gray (5-L). Photo source: NARA 80-G-382847.
Gillette is seen from the starboard again on June 21, 1944, at Boston wearing 32/3D. Gillette has 40mm tubs in place of the torpedo tubes and a short mast mounted HF/DF antenna. Photo source: NARA 80-G-382848.
Gillette is seen from the bow on June 21, 1944, still in Boston Harbor. Gillette had been commissioned on October 23, 1943. Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DE681-6.
Gillette again this time from the stern in Boston Harbor on June 21, 1944. There are no “extra” panels on the stern. Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DE681-5.
A July 11, 1944 speedletter #01996 from Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet (CinCLant) requested BuShips to paint all destroyer escorts under construction and assigned to Atlantic Fleet in camouflage 32/3D.