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Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, compiled 1941 - 1978

ARC Identifier 594258 / MLR Number

Series from Record Group 24: Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798 - 2007

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Creator(s):Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Bureau of Naval Personnel. (09/18/1947 - 1982) (Most Recent)
Department of the Navy. Bureau of Navigation. (04/25/1913 - 05/1942) (Predecessor)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Textual Records
Contact(s):

National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (Military) (RD-DC-2-MIL), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-3510; FAX: 301-837-1752; EMAIL: Archives2reference@nara.gov.

 
Other Title(s):Captain's Logs
Deck Logs
Rough Logs
Ship Logs
Smooth Logs
Inclusive Dates:1941 - 1978
Date Note:Deck logs for the year 1977 have not been received.
Part Of:Record Group 24: Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798 - 2007
Includes: 7250 file units described in ARCSearch within this Series
7 items described in ARCSearch within this Series
Arrangement:Arranged into chronological segments: January 1941 - June 1945; July 1945 - December 1950; and thereafter by single years. The first time period is arranged into four distinct subseries: named ships appear first, followed by unnamed ships, craft, and other vessels, and then followed by a small number of shore units. The fourth subseries consists of small format "patrol logs," mostly submitted by unnamed vessels such as motor patrol boats (PT-boats), arranged alphabetically by hull type and thereunder numerically. In the subsequent yearly chronological segments, all named ships precede any unnamed vessels. Named ships are arranged alphabetically by first letter of each ship's name. Unnamed vessels are arranged alphabetically by hull type and thereunder numerically. There is some overlapping of dates between the first two segments.

Individual logbooks are arranged chronologically by date, with entries in each day's log arranged chronologically by the time of day as indicated on the 24-hour clock.
Function and Use:Deck logs were created to form a chronological account of notable events occurring in and around a ship (or other command, as appropriate), to serve as a reminder to the officers of the deck of their various duties, and to serve as a check on the activities of the officers of the deck. They were also maintained to serve as potential evidence in legal proceedings in naval, admiralty, or civil courts.
Access Restriction(s):Restricted - Possibly
FOIA (b)(1) National Security, Unmarked
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
These records may require screening for personal privacy and national security under 5 U.S.C. 552 (b) (6) prior to public release.
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Specific Records Type(s):Ships' logs
General Note(s):These records are often referred to as deck logs, or by more colloquial terms, such as ship logs, captain's logs, smooth logs, or rough logs.

 
Finding Aid Type:Item List
Finding Aid Note:Special List 44, "List of Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Miscellaneous Units, 1801-1947," consists of an alphabetical list of vessels and dates of extant logs created during that time frame that had been transferred to NARA at the time of publication (1978). The date of coverage, however, does not reflect the fact that most logs dating after June 1945 had not yet been accessioned by NARA at the time of publication.
Finding Aid Source:NARA
  
Finding Aid Type:Container List
Finding Aid Note:A container list is available in the research room.
Finding Aid Source:DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
 
Variant Control Number(s):Declassification Project Number: NND 004029
This is the declassification number for logs created in 1968 and 1969.
Declassification Project Number: NND 803052
This is the declassification number for patrol logs created between 1941 and 1945.

Declassification Project Number: NND 927605
This is the declassification number for logs created from 1945 to 1961.

Declassification Project Number: NND 984206
This is the declassification number for logs created in 1962.

Declassification Project Number: NND 984289
This is the declassification number for logs created in 1963.

Declassification Project Number: NND 984290
This is the declassification number for logs created in 1964.


Declassification Project Number: NND 984367
This is the declassification number for logs created in 1965.
Declassification Project Number: NND 984368
This is the declassification number for logs created in 1966.
Declassification Project Number: NND 984369
This is the declassification number for logs created in 1967.


HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 118
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 118AA
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 118AB
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 118AC
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 118AD
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HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 118AO
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HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 118Y
HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 118Z
HMS/MLR Entry Number: UD-04W 3
HMS/MLR Entry Number: UD-04W 4
HMS/MLR Entry Number: UD-09W 1
HMS/MLR Entry Number: UD-UP 11
HMS/MLR Entry Number: UD-UP 21
HMS/MLR Entry Number: UD-UP 6
 
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Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Record Center Transfer Number(s):038-75-0073
038-79-0022
Accession Number(s):NN3-038-05-002
NN3-038-90-001

 

 
 

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