Military Records

Post-1978 Deck Logs

Deck logs less than 30 years old may be in either paper or microfiche form, and are stored in the Washington National Records Center (WNRC), located in Suitland, MD 20746. Those logs remain in the legal custody of the Navy until they are transferred to the National Archives (NARA), and therefore the Navy must be contacted in order to access them.

Deck logs from 1979 through February 1993 are on microfiche in the Ships Deck Logs Section of Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), located in the Washington Navy Yard.

Deck logs from 1990-1993 are partly on microfiche in the Deck Logs Section, partly on paper at the Records Center.

All logs from March 1993 are on paper and stored at the Records Center.

More information on logs that remain in the custody of the Navy can be found on the NHHC website.