Camouflage Measure and Design was assigned in 10/11/43 ComServPac letter #0937 to the BuShips which assigned camouflage Designs to most ships in the Pacific Fleet.
USS Philip (DD-498) in a photo taken at Tarakan, Borneo on April 30, 1945, wearing a very worn camouflage 31/9D. The colors are dull black, ocean gray and haze gray. This photo has been mistakenly identified as USS Renshaw (DD-499), but Renshaw was not there at that time and was not in 9D. Photo source: Australian War Museum (AWM) 0549972 from John Chiquoine.