I am looking for copies of Deck Logs for the U.S.S.Newman K. Perry DD883 from 1969-1972.

Does anyone know where I can gain access to the Deck Logs of the U.S.S.Newman K. Perry DD883 for the years between 1969 & 1972?

  • That's a lot of Logs. Is there a specific mission date or operational time frame as to focus and condense the material?

    Did the Perry detect, interact or fire on any unidentified aerial or submerged objects?  If the Perry participated in a specific campaign or action, then there should be an Action Report. The deck logs were sent back monthly to the naval command back in the olden days. The mission After Action usually condenses the daily operational aspects.

  • I was looking for the logs for the Med cruise that we took  from May of 69 thru Nov of 69 and the Nato/Med Cruise in 1971. Not sure of the dates for that one. Is there a searchable site where they can be accessed?

  • I don't see the Perry listed. If the Perry participated in a campaign or a known operation in the Med, then the Action Report may still be controlled by the Navy. But you have to know what the Task Group or Strike Force code names and numbers were. The Deck Log may name the Carrier Task Group or Flag Ship during that time period. Destroyers did not list much information in the Deck Log, since they usually acted as screens or anti submarine escorts for larger groups,  or as coastal gun platforms. You could try some strategic pages from NARA. And FOIA the Navy at FOIA online for the Action Report of a N.K. Perry mission, with specific dates. NARA does not have much listed under the Record Groups for ( Pacific Command RG 529), Joint Command, or Strategic Command. The Med Area would be Central Command. Each of the commands has a Record Group number assignment, except one, which actual skips a

    RG number.

    Navy Deck Logs Available in the National Archives Catalog | National Archives

  • Michael,

    The Deck Logs of the USS Newman K. Perry (DD-883) are within the holdings of the National Archives at College Park, MD. You may order reproductions of these Deck Logs by emailing archives2reference@nara.gov. If you choose to order reproductions, in your email please include your mailing/shipping/billing address. Additionally, in your email you will need to include the name of the ship and the specific dates for which you are seeking reproductions. National Archives Reference Staff will respond with a reproduction quote based on the details of your request. Once you have received a reproduction quote you are under no obligation to complete the order.

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  • I am interested in what you have recovered. I am also looking for info on shipmates who have test positive from exposure to asbestos on this ship during the same time period