Military Records

Navy Deck Logs Available in the National Archives Catalog

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Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60)

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

 

Deck logs for naval vessels were created to form a chronological account of notable events occurring in and around a ship, to remind the officers of the deck of their duties, and to check on the activities of the officers. They also served as evidence in legal proceedings in naval, admiralty, or civil courts when necessary.

The National Archives has embarked on a multi-year project to digitize these deck logs which are some of our most requested records. Below you can follow links to the deck logs that we have completely digitized and are available to view in the National Archives Catalog.

If you are interested in deck logs that available from the list below, please contact the textual reference staff at Archives II in College Park, MD by emailing archives2reference@nara.gov.  To learn more about these records, please see A History of Naval Deck Logs.

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Years:

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

 

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E

 

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G

 

H

 

I

J

 

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L

 

M

 

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P

 

Q

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V

 

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