USS Cassin Young (DD-793) on January 13, 1944, two weeks after commissioning on December 31, 1943 in San Pedro Harbor in Measure 32 colors: dull black and light gray. The depth charges and rack on the stern should have been painted black according to the design drawing and directions. This could have been a mistake or simply that the painting is not complete. The whaleboat is also missing from the starboard side. Photo source: NARA 80-G-381582.
Cassin Young again in Measure 32 colors off San Pedro Harbor on January 13, 1944. Cassin Young has been preserved as a memorial ship in Boston Harbor. Photo source: NARA BS 58986.
An aerial view of Cassin Young on January 15, 1944, again showing only a solid deck blue deck. This may be because the initial drawing for 7D for the Fletcher class did not provide any deck pattern. Photo source: NARA BS 58991.
One more of Cassin Young in San Pedro from the port bow on January 13, 1944. Photo source: NARA BS 58987.
The official caption for this photo says that this is USS Monssen (DD-798) shelling Garapan, Saipan on June 22, 1944. However, the side pattern is a very close match to Cassin Young, (compare to previous photo) Cassin Young was also involved in the bombardment of Saipan, and Monssen has been photographed wearing 6D, so I believe this to be actually Cassin Young. The enlarged inset shows the hull number could be 798 or 793. Photo source: NARA 80-G-238467.
A later photo of Cassin Young at sea from the starboard bow on October 24, 1944. She is transfering wounded from USS Princeton (CVL-23) to USS Lexington (CV-16). Note the peeled paint on the bow and side. Photo source: NARA 80-G-284385.
This is an unidentified square bridge Fletcher, probably USS Cassin Young (DD-793), wearing camouflage 32/7D. This ship is making a transfer with USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) on November 11, 1944. Many of the patches of peeled paint match those in an October 1944 photo of Cassin Young. Photo source: NARA 80-G-272700.