USS Killen (DD-593) on June 8, 1944, off Richmond Beach, Washington, wearing Measure 32 Design 11D. In this sun, the dull black appears darker along the waterline where it is wet. The torpedo crane is visible in its deployed position aft of the forward stack. The painting of the whaleboat does not match the drawing. The bright sun makes the light gray panel aft appear to be white and some ocean gray panels to be lighter. Photo source: NARA BS 66368.
Killen earlier on June 1, 1944, not long after completion in March, in Puget Sound wearing dull black, ocean gray and light gray of Measure 32. Photo source: NARA BS 66367.
Measure 32 was directed by Bureau of Ships but there are almost two shades of the lightest gray. This is probably caused by a difference in the shading and reflective angle to the sun. The turrets and superstructure clearly show good contrast between the medium 5-O and the lightest gray which usually means 5-L.
USS Killen (DD-593) in another in the series taken in Puget Sound on June 1, 1944. The lightest color is clearly light gray based on the contrast with the ocean gray. Photo source: NARA BS 66369.
Killen in another view off Richmond Beach, Washington on June 8, 1944. The light panel near the stern is reflecting the sun and appears very light. The deck pattern is clearly visible. Photo source: NARA BS 69369.
USS Killen (DD-593) one last time on June 1, 1944. The lightest color is definitely light enough to be light gray but the bow does look a little darker. Photo source: NARA BS 66368.
USS Killen (DD-593) followed by USS Wren (DD-568) are seen again in Puget Sound on June 2, 1944, off Dungeness Point, Washington. Killen is wearing camouflage 32/11D and Wren is in camouflage 31/23D. Photo source: NARA 80-G-455392.
A cropped portion of a larger photo. Killen the next day June 2, 1944, in Puget Sound off Dungeness Point. Photo source: NARA 80-G-455392.