Requesting the deck log for Forest Sherman dd 931 for August 1971

My brother served on the Forest Sherman in August 1971 and the deck log for that time is needed for a family history project.   We cannot find it in the archive and would like to obtain a copy of it.  Thank you. We have searched the national archives and were refereed to the history hub. 

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    Thank you for posting on the History Hub! 

    This is in response to your inquiry to the National Archives regarding your request for Navy Deck Logs of the USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) for dates in August 1971Our U.S. Navy post-1970 Deck Log series is partially closed. 

    The National Archives recently partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to digitize the Vietnam-era log books in support of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. While the VA completed scanning the U.S. Navy Deck Logs, the National Archives continues to process images from the VA in batches. We are working expeditiously to make the millions of resulting digital images available in the National Archives Catalog.

    The Deck Logs through December 1970 are already digitally available on the National Archives’ Online Catalog. You are welcome to check the Catalog for uploads. We encourage you to search for the name of the ship without using “USS” as a prefix or by the hull number. Our catalog is available at https://catalog.archives.gov/search-within/594258

    The Deck Logs for the ship(s) and year(s) requested have not yet been added to the catalog, as post-1970 Deck Logs may contain instances of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and need to be reviewed and redacted first. If you limit your request to one or two months and can provide any additional information related to your research, such as the ship’s location, we can review the requested months in response. However, you will have to email us directly at archives2reference@nara.gov for us to begin this process so we can email the results directly.

    These records are also available in our College Park, MD reading room. Please let us know if you or a representative is interested in visiting us and we can send you additional information on how to visit us. Another option would be to hire a private researcher. A list of private researchers who are familiar with National Archives facilities is available on our web site at www.archives.gov/research/hire-help/index.html

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but please email us directly 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)

    RR2RR 24-22768-PC

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  •  

    Thank you for posting on the History Hub! 

    This is in response to your inquiry to the National Archives regarding your request for Navy Deck Logs of the USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) for dates in August 1971Our U.S. Navy post-1970 Deck Log series is partially closed. 

    The National Archives recently partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to digitize the Vietnam-era log books in support of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. While the VA completed scanning the U.S. Navy Deck Logs, the National Archives continues to process images from the VA in batches. We are working expeditiously to make the millions of resulting digital images available in the National Archives Catalog.

    The Deck Logs through December 1970 are already digitally available on the National Archives’ Online Catalog. You are welcome to check the Catalog for uploads. We encourage you to search for the name of the ship without using “USS” as a prefix or by the hull number. Our catalog is available at https://catalog.archives.gov/search-within/594258

    The Deck Logs for the ship(s) and year(s) requested have not yet been added to the catalog, as post-1970 Deck Logs may contain instances of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and need to be reviewed and redacted first. If you limit your request to one or two months and can provide any additional information related to your research, such as the ship’s location, we can review the requested months in response. However, you will have to email us directly at archives2reference@nara.gov for us to begin this process so we can email the results directly.

    These records are also available in our College Park, MD reading room. Please let us know if you or a representative is interested in visiting us and we can send you additional information on how to visit us. Another option would be to hire a private researcher. A list of private researchers who are familiar with National Archives facilities is available on our web site at www.archives.gov/research/hire-help/index.html

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but please email us directly 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)

    RR2RR 24-22768-PC

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