Military Records

Vessel and Station Log Books at the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration preserves the log books of the vessels and stations of several executive agencies, capturing different levels of information and time spans. Please click on any button below to start your search.

Please Note:  On August 22, 2019, the VA began scanning more than 20 million images from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard deck logs so that they can be made available online. While the scanning project is underway, U.S. Navy and Coast Guard deck logs from 1956 to 1978 will be closed to researchers.  We're sorry for the inconvenience.  Learn more