A November 27, 1944, memo notes that the Bureau of Ships had been informed that Boston Shipyard had painted some Atlantic Fleet escorts in 3D using navy blue (5-N) vice dull black (BK).
USS Lea (DD-118) wearing 32/3D in Boston Harbor on January 4, 1945. The colors are light gray, ocean gray and navy blue. Some Atlantic Fleet destroyers and escorts used navy blue instead of black with camouflage 32/3D. Photo source: NARA 80-G-382742.
USS Lea (DD-353) is shown from the port stern again at Boston on January 4, 1945 wearing 32/3D. The HF/DF antenna is prominant on the short mast. Photo source: NARA 80-G-382741.