USS Phelps (DD-360), a Porter class destroyer, from the starboard stern quarter wearing camouflage 32/3D in Charleston, S.C. harbor on October 28, 1944. The colors are light gray (5-L), ocean gray (5-O) and dull black (BK). Phelps has been modified from her pre-war configuration by the addition of numerous radar and other antennas including a HF/DF antenna on the short mast between the stacks and the after 5-inch guns. HF/DF was used extensively in the Atlantic to detect U-Boats. The six as-built 5-inch SP guns have been replaced by five 5-inch DP guns in three gun mounts, two twins and one single which was an unusual set-up. Photo source: NARA BS 73960.
Phelps is seen again this time from the starboard bow at Charleston on October 28, 1944, wearing 32/3D. Photo source: NARA BS 73964.
Phelps one more time in Charleston Harbor on October 28, 1944, from the starboard stern wearing 32/3D camouflage pattern. Photo source: NARA BS 73965.
USS Phelps (DD-360) one last time from the port in 32/3D in Charleston Harbor. Photo source: NARA BS 74963.
A July 19, 1944 letter #02098 from CinCLant requested BuShips to paint all Atlantic Fleet destroyers in camouflage 32/3D during each ship's next shipyard overhaul.