The Gearing class destroyer USS Southerland (DD-743) is seen in an aerial photo from the port side at Cape Elizabeth, Maine on December 22, 1944, the same day she was commissioned. The camouflage is 33a/28D and the colors are ocean gray and light gray. Photo source: NARA BS 130300.
USS Southerland (DD-743) is seen from the starboard side in Boston Harbor on January 6, 1945. This photo shows the extra length of the Gearing class profile, added between the stacks behind the torpedo tubes. Photo source: NARA BS 130276.
USS Southerland (DD-743) again in Boston from the port bow in 33a/28D on January 6, 1945. Photo source: NARA BS 130278.