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.
The Buckley class destroyer escort USS Spangenberg (DE-223) in a starboard bow view at Boston on September 8, 1944, wearing 32/3D. Photo source: NARA BS 70816.
The Spangenberg again from the starboard at Boston on September 8, 1944, wearing 32/3D. Spangenberg has replaced the torpedo tubes with four single 40mm guns and has added a stub mast with HF/DF antenna, but still has a 1.1-inch AA on the aft deckhouse. Photo source: NARA BS 70815.
The Spangenberg again at Boston on September 8, 1944, from the starboard stern wearing 32/3D. There are no “extra” panels on the stern. Photo source: NARA BS 70817.