USS Boyd (DD-544) is shown on March 19, 1944 outside of Mare Island. The lightest color appears a little dark in this photo, and there is good contrast with the white hull number. So most likely the light color is ocean gray, which would be Measure 31. Photo source: NARA BS 63270.
Boyd again outside Mare Island in a starboard view on March 19, 1944 in standard dull black and ocean gray of Measure 31. The photo appears to be overexposed so the ocean gray is lighter. Photo source: NARA 80-G-440318.
Boyd in another
photo outside Mare Island this time from the port quarter. This photo shows the stern and an extra panel painted to match the stern view of the Design 10D drawing. The drawing intended for the dull black panel to wrap around the stern quarter. Photo source: NARA BS 63271.
Boyd in a bow shot leaving Mare Island on March 19, 1944. This photo shows both starboard and port had the same light color which appears to be ocean gray. Photo source: NARA BS 63272.
Boyd in a stern shot leaving Mare Island on March 19, 1944. This photo shows an extra black panel on the port stern and that the light color appears to be ocean gray. Photo source: NARA BS 63273.
USS Boyd (DD-544) at Mare Island on March 15, 1944. The circles mark changes made during refit. The camouflage pattern is clearly 10D. Because of the sun the lightest color on the turrets is almost light gray, but the hull is darker and shows contrast with the white hull number, so overall this seems to still be ocean gray. Photo source: NARA BS 86970.
Boyd again in late 1944, but before November, 28, when this photo was received in Washington. Boyd is refueling from and sending personnel over to USS Birmingham (CL-62). The light color seems to still be ocean gray. Photo source: NARA 80-G-287682.
Boyd as seen again from USS Birmingham (CL-62) on October 17, 1944. The light color here is ocean gray (5-O) making Measure 31. Photo source: NARA 80-G-270415.
USS Boyd (DD-544) transferring wounded personnel rescued from USS Houstan (CL-81) to USS Birmingham (CL-62) on October 17, 1944. Birmingham is wearing camouflage 33/6D. Notice the sailors on deck wearing dyed-blue hats. Photo source: NARA 80-G-270425.
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.