I really liked the 9 January 1945 photo of the West Virginia you posted below. Thanks for posting it.
After admiring the photo of the WV, I looked at some of the other photos you had up (hope you don't mind), and was excited and amazed to see the March-April 1945 photo of the DMS Forrest in a rather mottled (and cool, to my eye) camo scheme. What do you make of her scheme? Entirely unofficial?