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U.S. Navy accident reports for this time period are in the custody of the Commander, Naval Safety Center, Code 055, 375A Street, Norfolk, VA 23511. To request these records, contact their FOIA staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide as much information as possible about the incident. Their website is https://navalsafetycenter.navy.mil/Contact-Us/FOIA/
For proceedings of Navy courts of inquiry after 1953, please write to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, United States Navy, 1322 Patterson Avenue, Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374-5066. Their website is https://www.jag.navy.mil/library/foia.htm.
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 Enterprise for 1983. While the logs will not contain investigation results, they may include references to the accident. These records have not been digitized and are not available online. For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
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