The Cannon class destroyer escort USS Tills (DE-748) from the starboard wearing Measure 31/10D at San Pedro on June 29, 1944. The vertical colors are dull black and ocean gray. Tills is not yet complete; the armament has not been installed. Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DE748-1.
Tills is shown again in San Pedro Harbor on June 29, 1944, this time from the port side. Tills would be commissioned on August 8, 1944. Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DE748-2.
USS Tills (DE-748) is seen from the starboard in San Pedro Bay on August 27, 1944. The black panel at the stern is smaller in length compared to the drawing. Tills is wearing Measure 31 even though the light color appears to be almost light enough to be haze gray. Photo source: NARA BS 70882.
USS Tills (DE-748)
later on October 11, 1944, again at San Pedro. The lighter color here is definitely ocean gray, Measure 31. Tills has added a SU radar antenna midway on the mast and an RDF antenna mounted on the stack. Photo source: NARA BS 78078.
Tills in another aerial from the port bow wearing Measure 31/10D on October 11, 1944, in San Pedro Harbor. Photo source: NARA BS 78079.
Reassigned to a new Design by the BuShips 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac that listed ships that had been reassigned from the 10/11/43 letter #0937.