Reassigned to a new Design by the Bureau of Ships 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac that listed ships that had been reassigned from the 10/11/43 letter #0937.
USS Helm (DD-388) is seen from the port bow April 28, 1944, at Mare Island in camouflage 31/1D. The three colors are haze gray, ocean gray and dull black. Photo source: NARA BS 65320.
DD-388 in 31/1DUSS Helm (DD-388) again at Mare Island from the stern wearing 31/1D on April 28, 1944. The aft black on each side extends around the stern without any panel of ocean gray. This differs from the drawing and is similar to the sterns of USS Bagley (DD-386) and USS Mugford (DD-389). Photo source: NARA BS 65323.
DD-388 in 31/1DHelm is shown again from the port bow alongside escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE-93) on February 24, 1945, still in 31/1D. Photo source: NARA 80-G-310933.