USS Bebas (DE-10) in a shot off Hunters Point, San Francisco on May 24, 1944 wearing 31/22D using haze gray and black. Bebas is carrying a HF/DF antenna on top of the mast above the SR radar dome. The HF/DF was not usually deployed on a Pacific Fleet destroyer escort, since, while it was used to detect radio transmissions from enemy submarines, it was not deemed as effective against Japanese submarines as against German U-Boats. Bebas had been in the Atlantic between May and August 1943, but was assigned to the Pacific after that. Photo source: NARA BS 69837.
Bebas is shown again from the stern quarter at Hunters Point, San Francisco on May 24, 1944. The stern has extra panels painted there; this photo reveals how the camouflage paint has been sprayed on down to the waterline. Photo source: NARA BS 69839.
USS Bebas (DE-10) again from the starboard bow at Hunters Point in 32/22D on May 24, 1944. Photo source: NARA BS 69838.
Bebas again from the stern at Hunters Point on May 24, 1944 wearing 31/22D. The extra panels painted on the stern are clearly visible. Photo source: NARA BS 69841.