1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 13, 2021 12:18 PM by Charlie Busch

    Seeking Merchant Marine records of Rayman Clark

    Michael Clark Newbie

      My father was a Merchant Marine in WWII.  His name was Rayman G. Clark .  He would have served in 1944 and 1945. I wanted to get  any information on his service then, such as ship he was on, etc.  Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you,

        • Re: Seeking Merchant Marine records of Rayman Clark
          Charlie Busch Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Clark,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The Merchant Marine Personnel and Licensing Records dated before 1968 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). Please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.govInclude the name, date of birth, dates of service, "Z" number, and date of death, if known, in your email.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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