USS Lovelace (DE-198) wearing 31/13D sometime between February 10 and 19, 1944, in the harbor at Noumea, New Caledonia taken by SeaBee Detachment 1019. This has been identified as Measure 32 by other sources, but I think this is dark enough to be Measure 31 and Lovelace was sent an order to paint 31/13D on December 29, 1943, and her war-diary reports completing Measure 31. Notice the HF/DF in place of the SA radar at the masthead. Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DE198-1.
Lovelace is shown again from the bow at Noumea taken by CB Det 1019. Lovelace at this time was the flagship of Escort Squadron 37. Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DE198-2.
Lovelace is shown in an aerial view while refueling from tanker SS Acme outside of Noumea on February 19, 1944. The deck pattern can be easily seen. Acme was a WWI built tanker and would be purchased on February 26 by the Navy here at Noumea and commissioned USS Abarenda (IX-131) on April 18, 1944. Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DE198-3.
USS Lovelace (DE-198) wearing 31/13D, refueling from SS Acme outside of the harbor at Noumea, New Caledonia on February 19, 1944. The Lovelace war-diary states she "fuelled ship on February 19 from SS Acme and loaded stores to capacity". Photo source: NARA 19-LCM-DE198-4.