WWII naval officer records

Where can I find naval officer records? Enlisted personnel are listed on US Navy Muster Rolls but not officers. I am looking for more information on the commanding officer of USS PC-551 whose name was Robert W. Steel. 

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    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

    Unfortunately, there is no regular record for officers in association with their commands other than the roster of officers at the beginning of the monthly deck log.

     

    Since you are looking for the CO of PC 551, then we would recommend that you contact archives2reference@nara.gov and request a copy of the officer roster of the PC 551 for the period that he was aboard.

     

    Just so you know the officer rosters do not contain a lot of information, but they may include when they were received aboard the ship, their position aboard the ship, and who their next of kin was.

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at archives2reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further. 

    We hope this assists you with your research! 

    Sincerely,

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

    [24-32769] - NSP

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  •  

    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

    Unfortunately, there is no regular record for officers in association with their commands other than the roster of officers at the beginning of the monthly deck log.

     

    Since you are looking for the CO of PC 551, then we would recommend that you contact archives2reference@nara.gov and request a copy of the officer roster of the PC 551 for the period that he was aboard.

     

    Just so you know the officer rosters do not contain a lot of information, but they may include when they were received aboard the ship, their position aboard the ship, and who their next of kin was.

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at archives2reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further. 

    We hope this assists you with your research! 

    Sincerely,

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

    [24-32769] - NSP

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