Research a U.S. Navy Vessel

We offer access to Navy deck which are housed at the U.S. National Archives. Navy deck logs chronicle events which took place aboard commissioned U.S. Naval vessels during a variety of military engagements (and during peacetime). Navy deck logs are organized chronologically by date and include information covering a wide array of events in the history of Naval vessels including daily movements, coordinates, locations visited, incidents at sea, accidents, casualties and much more. Deck logs are a great resource for understanding both the daily experiences of individual Navy veterans and the notable incidents which occurred while they were aboard their assigned ship. 

Requesting Navy deck logs

Our research specialists are on site at the U.S. National Archives and can access the Navy deck logs that you need for your research. We can have most Navy deck log requests ready within about 2-3 weeks. We will locate the Navy deck logs that you need and scan the original records page by page. When we have your Navy deck logs scanned we will send an invoice to your email address. You can pay this using a credit/debit card or Paypal if you prefer. Once the invoice is paid the scanned Navy deck logs come right to your email address. The cost will depend on the scope of your specific project. Please fill out a request form to let us know about your individual research needs. 

*Please note: Some deck logs may be over-sized which will require that we digitally photograph those pages. 

View examples of Navy deck logs we have scanned for previous clients

Fill out the form to request Navy deck logs 

Order Navy Deck Logs for Your Navy Ship

List of Navy ships for which we can help you to access deck logs:

LIST OF U.S. NAVY SHIPS of WWII

Attack transport









LSM(R)-188-class landing ship medium
USS LST-16
















DESTROYERS






















CRUISERS






















NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS



Commencement Bay-class escort carrier






Lexington-class aircraft carrier





Saipan-class aircraft carrier
Sangamon-class escort carrier





ESCORT SHIPS











USS John L. Williamson (DE-370)

















PATROL VESSELS




Dubuque-class gunboat

Erie-class gunboat


















SUBMARINES


VIETNAM ERA

Aircraft Carriers


Auxillary Ships


Battleships


Cruisers


Destroyers


Frigates


Mine Warfare


Submarines


Patrol Vessels


Navy Air Wings


VF: Navy Fighter Squadrons
 

VA: Navy Attack Squadrons


VAH: Navy Heavy Attack Squadrons


VAL: Navy Light Attack Squadron


VAP: Navy Photographic Composite Squadron

 
VAW: Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadrons
 
 
VO: Navy Observation Squadron


VP: Navy Patrol Squadrons


VQ: Navy Electronic Countermeasures Squadron

 
VXN: Navy Squadron

 
HAL: Helicopter Attack (Light)  Squadron

 
U. S. Navy Pilot Training Advanced Training Unit (ATU) 

 
Navy Training Squadrons (VT)