Navy Deck Logs Available in the National Archives Catalog
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about these records, please see A History of Naval Deck Logs.