A speedletter on 11/1/44 from Portland, Oregon Shipyard to BuShips listed APA-165 through APA-180 would be painted 32/6A for odd numbered ships and 32/4T for even numbered ships. BuShips on 11/14/44 approved APA-165 through APA-174, but said plans for APA-175 through APA-180 would follow later.
An aerial photo from the port bow of USS Albert Gallatin (APA-169) wearing camouflage 32/6A on December 1, 1944, taken by squadron ZP-33. The vertical colors are dull black, ocean gray and light gray. Albert Gallatin had been commissioned on November 15, 1944. Photo source: NARA 80-G-303188.