U.S. Navy Ships in WWII Dazzle Camouflage 1944-1945

Destroyer Escorts

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Evarts

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The destroyer escorts of the Evarts class were a diesel-electric design called General Motors Tandem drive (GMT), armed with 3-inch guns with a hull length of 289 feet 5 inches.

Ships in red are not confirmed by photographic or textual research.
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Hull NumberNameClassCamouflage DesignDesign DatePaint DateNotes Other
DE-5EvartsEvarts32/10D6/9/44
DE-6WyffelsEvarts32/3D*1
DE-7GriswoldEvarts32/22D2/1/445/23/44*2
DE-8SteeleEvarts31/22D2/3/44*2
DE-9CarlsonEvarts32/1D4/27/44*3
DE-10BebasEvarts31/22D4/2/445/24/44Using black and haze gray
DE-11CrouterEvarts32/21D4/2/445/24/44
DE-13BrennanEvarts32/16D
DE-14DohertyEvarts31/1D5/31/44
DE-15AustinEvarts32/9D6/12/44*3
DE-16Edgar G. CaseEvarts32/3D*1
DE-17Edward C. DalyEvarts32/21D1/6/44*2
DE-18GilmoreEvarts31/1D5/31/44*4
DE-19Burden R. HastingsEvarts32/9D6/13/44
DE-20LeHardyEvarts31/1D5/31/44
DE-21Harold C. ThomasEvarts32/9D6/10/44*3
DE-22WilemanEvarts31/1D6/1/44*3
DE-23Charles GreerEvarts32/21D5/18/44
DE-24WhitmanEvarts31/1D3/25/444/21/44
DE-25WintleEvarts32/21D5/18/44
DE-26DempseyEvarts31/1D6/1/44*3
DE-27DuffyEvarts32/21D5/25/44*3
DE-28EmeryEvarts31/1D6/1/44*3
DE-29StadtfieldEvarts32/1D1/4/445/7/44
DE-30MartinEvarts31/1D1/4/44
DE-31SederstromEvarts32/3D2/8/44
DE-32FlemingEvarts31/3D9/15/44*2
DE-33TisdaleEvarts32/3D5/20/44*3
DE-34EiseleEvarts31/6D7/27/44*2
DE-35FairEvarts32/3D5/20/44*3
DE-36ManloveEvarts31/3D7/29/44*3
DE-37GreinerEvarts32/6D5/26/44*3
DE-38WymanEvarts31/9D7/27/44*3
DE-39LoverlingEvarts32/6D6/10/44*3
DE-40SandersEvarts31/1D6/15/44*3
DE-41BrackettEvarts32/6D6/19/44*3
DE-42ReynoldsEvarts31/21D8/1/44*5
DE-43MitchellEvarts32/21D1/10/44
DE-44DonaldsonEvarts31/22D2/1/44*6
DE-45AndresEvarts32/3D*1
DE-47DeckerEvarts32/3D8/30/44*1
DE-48DoblerEvarts32/3D8/20/44*1
DE-49DoneffEvarts32/22D2/1/443/7/44*2
DE-50EngstromEvarts31/16D2/3/44*3
DE-256SeidEvarts31/13D*7
DE-257SmarttEvarts32/3D*1
DE-258Walter S. BrownEvarts32/3Db
DE-258Walter S. BrownEvarts32/3D*1
DE-259William C. MillerEvarts32/3D6/10/44*3
DE-260CabanaEvarts31/1D6/15/44*3
DE-261DionneEvarts32/21D6/14/44*8
DE-262CanfieldEvarts31/9D8/13/44*2
DE-263DeedeEvarts32/9D7/15/4410/12/44
DE-264EldonEvarts31/10D1/6/44*2
DE-265ClouesEvarts32/14D1/6/44*2
DE-301LakeEvarts32/22D2/16/444/5/44*2
DE-302LymanEvarts31/3D3/17/44*3With lines
DE-303CrowleyEvarts32/21D3/17/445/12/44
DE-304RallEvarts31/3D3/17/44With lines
DE-305HalloranEvarts32/6D3/25/44
DE-306ConnollyEvarts31/1D4/28/44
DE-307FinneganEvarts32/21D7/14/44
DE-527O'TooleEvarts32/3D*1
DE-528John J. PowersEvarts31/1D4/6/444/27/44*9
DE-529MasonEvarts32/14D5/19/445/26/44
DE-529MasonEvarts32/9D5/25/448/15/44
DE-530John M. BerminghamEvarts31/1D5/25/448/15/44*9

Notation

Indicates the date that the Bureau of Ships sent to the ship or shipyard drawings and instructions to paint that camouflage design. That directive was usually followed and camouflage completion photos were returned to the Bureau. For the rows that are marked red, no verification memos or photos have yet been found.
Indicates the earliest date that memos or photos confirm painting in that design.
Not applicable.
No assignment yet found.
Indicates the date that design drawing was sent, but probably not used.
Indicates date commissioned, if after 1/1/45, ship may not have worn Measure 31-32-33 while commissioned. Exceptions were landing craft in Measure 31.

Footnotes

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.
Assigned to Design in Commander Service Force Pacific Fleet (ComServPac) 10/11/43 letter #0937 to BuShips.
Reassigned to a new Design by the BuShips 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac that listed ships that had been reassigned from the 10/11/43 letter #0937.
DE-18 was sent drawing 31/1D on May 31, 1944, but was listed in the BuShips 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac as reassigned to 31/21D.
DE-42 was assigned 31/16D by the BuShips 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac, but was sent 31/21D on 8/1/44.
DE-44 was sent drawing 31/22D on February 1, 1944, but was listed in the BuShips 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac as reassigned to 31/11D. One undated photo shows DE-44 in 31/22D.
DE-256 was sent Design 31/13D on 1/6/44 and was painted by May 1944, but was reassigned to 31/10D in BuShips 6/10/44 letter to ComServPac.
DE-261 was assigned Design 32/9D by BuShips 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac that listed ships that had been reassigned from the 10/11/43 letter #0937, but on 6/14/44 was sent Design 32/21D instead.
DE-528 and DE-530 were sent Design 31/1D on 4/8/44 and 5/30/44 respectively while assigned to Pacific Fleet, then remained in 1D when assigned to Atlantic Fleet. In late November 1944 repainted in 1D with navy blue and haze gray.