A July 11, 1944 speedletter #01996 from Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet (CinCLant) requested BuShips to paint all destroyer escorts under construction and assigned to Atlantic Fleet in camouflage 32/3D.
USS Walter S. Brown (DE-258) is shown from the starboard at Boston on August 30, 1944, wearing camouflage 32/3D. Brown has a HF/DF mounted on a stub mast aft of the stack and retains the 1.1-inch AA. Photo source: NARA BS 70373.
Walter S. Brown in a starboard stern quarter shot in Boston Harbor again on August 30, 1944, in 32/3D. There are no “extra” panels on the stern. Photo source: NARA BS 70375.