USS Richard S. Bull (DE-402) is shown wearing 31/2C on April 27, 1944 in Boston Harbor. The light contrast between the light color and the medium color, ocean gray (5-O), indicates that the light color is haze gray (5-H), making this Measure 31. Photo source: NARA 80-G-382837 and BS 132121.
Richard S. Bull is shown again on April 27, 1944, in Boston from the starboard side. Photo source: NARA BS 132118.
Richard S. Bull is shown again at Boston on April 27, 1944 wearing 31/2C from the starboard bow. The lightest color here is highly reflective so that it resembles light gray. Photo source: NARA BS 132120.
The destroyer escort Richard S. Bull is shown again from the starboard bow on October 26, 1944 wearing 31/2C approaching the USS Suwannee (CVE-27) to transfer wounded. Both ships had been involved in the Battle of Leyte Gulf starting the previous day as a part of “Taffy One”. Suwannee was attacked and hit by Japanese kamikazes on both the 25th and 26th and was severely damaged losing sailors overboard in the action. Richard S. Bull rescued 24 survivors and is approaching to transfer them back to the Suwannee. Notice the railings on Bull which once held life-rafts and the firehoses on the deck of Suwannee. Photo source: NARA 80-G-295037.
USS Richard S. Bull (DE-402) is shown from the starboard wearing 31/2C on October 26, 1944, transferring a wounded man to the escort carrier USS Suwannee (CVE-27) near the Leyte Gulf. Note the missing liferaft and the possible damage to the ship. Photo source: NARA 80-G-291252.