A port bow view of USS Evans (DD-552) coming alongside USS Copahee (CVE-12), on June 10, 1944. Evans having an even hull number should be in Measure 31, but the lightest color is too light to be ocean gray so must be haze gray. The gun house is very light and reflective probably because it has been freshly painted. The darker area on the bow is probably due to shadows or reflections of the Copahee. Photo source: NARA 80-G-264259.
Evans is shown on October 5, 1944. If this is Measure 31, the light color must be haze gray. Photo source: NARA 80-G-263742.
Evans is shown again on October 5, 1944. Evans is transferring sick personnel to the escort carrier USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83). Photo source: NARA 80-G-263748.
Evans is shown again on October 5, 1944, pulling away from the escort carrier USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83). Photo source: NARA 80-G-263751.
Evans is shown alongside the escort carrier USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83) again on October 19, 1944. This time pilots are being transferred. Photo source: NARA 80-G-263773.
Evans again on February 27, 1945 from the USS Makin Island (CVE-93). The haze gray appears darker here because the ship is in shadow. From the series of photos of Evans, taken over a period of months, it is clear that Evans repainted multiple times since the worn and chipped patches of paint are very different in many of the photos. Photo source: NARA 80-G-309731.
USS Evans (DD-552) is shown at a Pacific anchorage, probably Ulithi on an unidentified date. Photo source: Crewmember Lt. Leroi Nelson courtesey of Michael Staton.
Another view of Evans at the Pacific anchorage. Photo source: Crewmember Lt. Leroi Nelson courtesey of Michael Staton.
Again Evans at an achorage. Photo source: Crewmember Lt. Leroi Nelson courtesey of Michael Staton.
Evans entering Mare Island on July 28, 1945 to repair damage from the four kamikaze hits that occured on the night of May 10-11, 1945 near Okinawa. Photo courtesy Michael Staton.
Evans docked at Mare Island on July 28, 1945 with notations added to the photo showing damaged areas and kamikaze hits. Photo Source: NARA RG-19-552-1.
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.