1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 10, 2020 2:51 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking deck logs of USS John Young (DD-973)


      I'm looking for the 1981 deck log entries for the USS John Young, specifically, the entries around the April 14-16, 1981 for the rescue of Vietnam refugees. I was referred here by NHHC. Any help would be appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking deck logs of USS John Young (DD-973)
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear A. Ng,


          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 includes the file John Young (DD-973) - April 1981. For more information about accessing these logs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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