Navy Logbooks: Catalog Links to Logs Through 1940
Logbooks documenting the operations of U.S. Navy ships up to and including 1940 (National Archives Identifier 581208) are maintained at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Some logbooks have been digitized from original records or microfilm and are available to view and download in the National Archives Catalog. Below you can find the names of these ships and the links to the digitized volumes.
To learn more about these records, please see Logbooks of the US Navy at the National Archives and A History of Naval Deck Logs. If you have questions concerning any of the logbooks through 1940, please contact the textual reference staff in Washington, DC, by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
National Archives and Records Administration
Archives 1 Reference Branch
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Navy Logs for years 1941 and later (National Archives Identifier 594258) are maintained at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Please view this page for a list of post-1941 logs that are available online in the National Archives Catalog.
Please note that while most of the logbooks before 1941 are housed at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in rare cases pre-1941 logbooks are held at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Researchers should contact the custodial unit for more information.
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