USS Callaghan (DD-792) is seen from the port quarter on January 5, 1944, probably outside San Pedro, California. Callaghan should be in Measure 31 Design 7D using dull black and ocean gray. Callaghan was sunk on July 28, 1945, by a kamikaze attack. Photo source: NARA 80-G-381581.
An aerial view of Callaghan from the port bow taken on February 4, 1944, at San Pedro, California. The lightest color is also very light in this photo, but still has good contrast with the white hull number. The colors of the deck have been washed out by the the sun across the bow and the ocean gray of the deck appears even lighter than the sides. Photo source: NARA BS 61307.
Another view of Callaghan from the starboard on February 4, 1944. The lightest color appears to be ocean gray. Photo source: NARA 80-G-183302.
A starboard stern quarter view of Calaghan on February 4, 1944. The camera faces the light causing the ship to appear darker. Photo source: NARA BS 61303.
An aerial view of Callaghan from the port quarter taken on February 4, 1944. The lightest color is very light and reflective in this photo, because the sun is almost broadside to the ship as the ship has probably turned on the anchor. The pattern on the deck just aft of the number five turret is barely visible and differs from the design drawing while the bow is very similar to the drawing. Also, the whaleboat is gone from the port side. The white circles are from holes punched in the archive print. Photo source: NARA BS 61308.
Another aerial view of Calaghan from the port side on February 4, 1944. The light color is still very reflective but could still be ocean gray. Photo source: NARA BS 61306.
A starboard close-up view of Callaghan sometime before November 28, 1944, when this photo was received in Washington. Callaghan is in the process of transferring ARM2c W. C. Luces of USS Wasp (CV-18) to USS Birmingham (CL-62) after being rescued at sea. Notice the different painted and weathered patches of paint. Photo source: NARA 80-G-287695.
A starboard bow view of Callaghan on February 12, 1945, taken from USS Wasp (CV-18). This definitely looks like Measure 31 using black and ocean gray. Photo source: NARA 80-G-303469.
A starboard bow view of Callaghan on February 18, 1945. This still looks like Measure 31. Callaghan is transferring Captain Arleigh Burke via highline. Photo source: NARA 80-G-307034.
A close view of Callaghan from the port side on March 1, 1945. This also appears to be Measure 31. Callaghan is transferring aircraft drop tanks to USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). Photo source: NARA 80-G-310250.