Reassigned to this 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.
USS Nicholas (DD-449) in 32/24D and USS Fletcher (DD-445) in 32/2C probably at Noumea sometime in May 1944. Notice that the process of painting appears to be continuing. Photo source: NARA BS 125291 (no neg).
USS Fletcher (DD-445) and USS Nicholas (DD-449) in Noumea, New Calendonia sometime in May 1944. On the skyline to the right is the Cathedral of St. Joseph's, a prominant landmark in Noumea. Fletcher is wearing camouflage Measure 32/2C and Nicholas is wearing 32/24D with extra panels on the stern and the starboard hull number is painted in black. Photo source: NARA BS 125280 (no neg).