Need proof that USS Inchon was within 12 NM of Vietnam - Deck logs

Hello,

I am trying to help my father get proof that his ship the USS Inchon was off the coast of Haiphong Harbor 1972 -1973, but the US Navy has no records that the Inchon was there. I have photos, but I need deck logs or something to help my dads Comp Case with the VA.

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  • Dear Ms. Johnson,

    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 logs of the USS Inchon (LPH-12) for 1972-1973. These records were digitized by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). However, as of this time, the VA has not yet provided the National Archives with the digital copies of these specific logs. Furthermore, the National Archives at College Park, where the physical deck logs are located, recently closed again due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the area. Once public health conditions improve and NARA is  able to reopen the research room, the website will be updated with additional information. If you have further questions about accessing the logs at the National Archives, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

    Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.

    The VA should have digital copies of these deck logs that they should be able to access through their internal systems.  Please contact your nearest VA office for further assistance. Also, we suggest following the recommendations provided by Mr. Schneider, as well as any options for administrative appeal that may have been provided by the VA when they notified you that the case was closed. You also may wish to seek the assistance of a Veterans Service Organization or your local congressional representative or senator.

    We hope this is helpful.

     

    [Information provided in part by Nate Patch, Subject Matter Expert]

     

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  • Dear Ms. Johnson,

    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 logs of the USS Inchon (LPH-12) for 1972-1973. These records were digitized by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). However, as of this time, the VA has not yet provided the National Archives with the digital copies of these specific logs. Furthermore, the National Archives at College Park, where the physical deck logs are located, recently closed again due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the area. Once public health conditions improve and NARA is  able to reopen the research room, the website will be updated with additional information. If you have further questions about accessing the logs at the National Archives, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.

    Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.

    The VA should have digital copies of these deck logs that they should be able to access through their internal systems.  Please contact your nearest VA office for further assistance. Also, we suggest following the recommendations provided by Mr. Schneider, as well as any options for administrative appeal that may have been provided by the VA when they notified you that the case was closed. You also may wish to seek the assistance of a Veterans Service Organization or your local congressional representative or senator.

    We hope this is helpful.

     

    [Information provided in part by Nate Patch, Subject Matter Expert]

     

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