1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 11, 2020 12:01 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking ship logs of USS Pensacola

    Kate Beard Newbie

      I am trying to find documentation/cause of a relative's death aboard the USS Pensacola in December 1907.  The cause has always been a family mystery.  I’m not sure where to start looking for this information.

        • Re: Seeking ship logs of USS Pensacola
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Beard,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships, 1801 - 1940 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck logs of the USS Pensacola for 1907. We also located Muster Rolls of Naval Ships and Shore Establishments, 1/1898 - 6/30/1939 in Record Group 24 which may include muster rolls of the USS Pensacola for December 1907. For access to these logs, please contact the National Archives in Washington DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!