USS Robert H. Smith (DM-23) is viewed from the port side in Boston Harbor on September 18, 1944, in camouflage 32/25D. The colors are dull black, ocean gray and light gray. Photo source: NARA 80-G-383858.
R. H. Smith is seen again in Boston Harbor this time from the bow again on September 18, 1944, in camouflage 32/25D. Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DM23-1.
An aerial photo of USS Robert H. Smith (DM-23) in the Atlantic on September 22, 1944, in camouflage 32/25D. Notice the mines loaded in the racks. The added mine racks have caused the loss of torpedo tubes and the movement of depth charge throwers up to the 01 level where the after torpedo tubes had been. Photo taken by squadron ZP-11. Photo source: NARA 80-G-280079.
DM-23 through DM-34 were started as Allen M. Sumner class DD's, but were modified while building and then completed as DM's.
DM-23 was sent 32/25D while still identified as DD-735.