• Update on Availability of Vietnam Era (1956-1978) US Navy Deck Logs (revised 1-13-22))

    On August 9, 2019 the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) entered into an agreement to digitize the Vietnam-era US Navy and Coast Guard deck logs from 1956 t...
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  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    80 years ago today, on the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers and torpedo planes staged a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, propelling the United States into World ...
  • Cold War Submarine Records Part II – 1954-1992 - The Age of the Fast-Attack Hunter Killers (SSK/SSN)

    In this second segment, we will continue our discussion on Cold War Submarines by exploring NARA records that can be utilized to research the developmental shift from diesel-electric boats to nuclear fast-attack subma...
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  • Cold War Submarine Records Part I – 1946-58 - Post-War to GUPPYs

    At the conclusion of World War II, the political landscape shifted from suppression of aggressive fascist regimes to the threat of Soviet communist influence over war torn Allied occupied countries, and territories st...
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  • Vessel & Station Log Books

    Vessel & Station Log Books  The National Archives and Records Administration preserves the log books of the vessels and stations of several Federal agencies (see list), capturing different levels of informati...
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  • Weather Reports from the Calm before the Storm: A Look at M975: Selected Naval Attaché Reports Relating to the World Crisis, 1937-1943

    From a historian’s perspective, it’s easy to see how the stresses and strains between nations lead to the outbreak of war. But what about at the time? What was known? What was missed? President Franklin D....
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  • Looking into the Inter-War Period - M1067: Index to the General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, 1930-42

    One interesting topic that people like to research is the period between the World Wars, and how the United States evolved from an equal ally of Western Europe at the end of World War I to the Arsenal of Democracy in ...
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  • World War II Submarine War Patrol Reports

    In the last few years, the National Archives has been partnering with online services like Ancestry.com and Fold3.com to digitize microfilm and microfiche series of records. The intent was that after a span of time on...
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  • United States Navy and the Interwar Fleet Problems

    In the aftermath of World War I with the rise of American global status, a colonial power in the Carribean and Pacific and a component of a European alliance with Great Britain and France, the United States Navy began...
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  • War Diaries versus War Diaries

    To continue to highlight new digital series available on the National Archives Catalog, World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, 1942-1946 is another series that has come from NARA’s di...
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  • Semper Fi! U.S. Marine Corps photographs

    The Still Picture Branch of the National Archives is excited to share more than 6,000 recently digitized photographs of U.S. Marine Corps activities in World War II and Korea.   A large portion of this incredibl...
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  • War Beneath the Waves: Researching Anti-Submarine Incident Reports during World War II

    To highlight another series that is available on the National Archives Catalog, we are featuring the new scanned series of index cards to the Anti-Submarine Incident Reports from the Anti-Submarine War (ASW) Section o...
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  • Join us for a Logbook Scan-a-Thon on April 25, 2018

    Come out and join us for a U.S. Coast Guard Logbook Scan-a-Thon on Wednesday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Innovation Hub at the National Archives in Washington, DC.   This event is part of the Innova...
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  • CLOSED - Vietnam War-era U.S. Navy & Coast Guard Deck Logs for Digitization Project

    The National Archives entered into an agreement on August 9, 2019 with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to digitize U.S. Navy and Coast Guard deck logs from vessels with Vietnam-era service.   “...
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