Dear Ms. Wilberg,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck log of the USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) for March 1960. The deck logs you seek are closed for digitization. Please see the blog CLOSED - Vietnam War-era U.S. Navy & Coast Guard Deck Logs for Digitization Project for more information. When these records are reopened we will post a follow up reply. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.
In case you are also interested in latter years, the deck logs for 1961 through 1969 have been digitized and can be viewed online. Please see the following link: https://www.archives.gov/research/military/logbooks/navy-online#k
We also searched the website of the U.S. Navy’s Naval History and Heritage Command and located an article in their Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships about the Kearsarge III (CV-33) which contains a brief description of its activities in March 1960. We also located the article USS Kearsarge Rescues Four Soviet Soldiers Adrift in Pacific Ocean for 49 Days. Although the articles do not mention the Kersarge stopping at Honolulu, they do state that it arrived in California on March 15th.
We also searched online and located the USS Kearsarge (CVS 33) WestPac Cruise Book 1959-60. In addition we located an article in The Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu, Hawaii 09 Mar 1960 that stated that the Kearsarge was going to continue to San Francisco without stopping at Hawaii, and was due to arrive at San Francisco on March 15th.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you for your help. Since my original request, I have found a plethora of articles in the newspapers of the day all stating that Kearsarge is skipping Honolulu and heading directly to S.F.; however I have some (probably less reliable) data contradicting that, all related to the rescue of the four soviet soldiers: 1) The hand-drawn map of the incident; 2) an article from the central Soviet newspaper Pravda (Б. Стрельников. «Мы восторгаемся подвигом советских людей» — говорят американские моряки // Pravda : newspaper — 1960. — № 75 (15199) (March 16). — p. 1.) that explicitly says that "at this moment Kearsarge is traveling from Honololu to San Francisco", which implies it did stop at Honolulu sometime after saving the four but left before 15th (given the length of newscycle); 3) the distance drifted by Russians is reported to be ~~ 1020 miles and the point of their rescue is located "1,200 miles off Wake Island " or "about 1,000 miles west-northwest of Midway Island ", which, assuming that the Kearsarge was sailing using the time-and-fuel-efficient Great-circle navigation, would have placed it much closer than that to the Kuril islands, whereas if we assume that the [at least original] destination was on Hawaii, then it would fit much better.
Obviously, the ultimate answer (along with the coordinates of the rescue) should be in the presently-unavailable ship logs...