USS Howard F. Clark (DE-533) is shown from the port side at Boston wearing 32/2C using dull black ocean gray and light gray on June 12, 1944. Clark had been commissioned on May 25 and would spend the war in the Pacific. Photo source: NARA BS 132172.
Howard F. Clarkis shown from the starboard bow at Boston wearing 32/2C on June 12, 1944. Photo source: NARA BS 132173.
Howard F. Clark six months later on January 14, 1945. Clark now appears to be wearing 31/2C on the hull because the haze gray can be seen painted over light gray near the bow where the paint has worn away. The superstructure may still be light gray and ocean gray. Clark is approaching the USS Makin Island (CVE-93). Photo source: NARA 80-G-301261.
Howard F. Clark again on January 14, 1945, viewed from USS Makin Island (CVE-93) wearing 31/2C. The weathered bow reveals haze gray painted over light gray. Clark has also replaced the twin 40mm aft with a quadruple 40mm. Photo source: NARA 80-G-301278.