Request Navy Deck Logs

Research Your Navy Veteran's Ship

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 U.S. National Archives research centers nationwide 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. 


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