2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2021 1:46 PM by Tom Boyer

    Seeking muster rolls of USS Barb (SS-220)

    Tom Boyer Adventurer

      I am looking for a listing of personnel on the USS Barb (SS-220) during her sixth and seventh war patrols in the Pacific.

        • Re: Seeking muster rolls of USS Barb (SS-220)
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Boyer,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1939 - 1/1/1949 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the muster rolls of the USS Barb (SS-220) for 1943 through 1947. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          As part of our on-going commitment to preserve our records, the National Archives has entered into partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize some of NARA's holdings. Digitized records include Muster Rolls/Personnel Diaries (crew rosters) of U.S. Naval Ships and Stations for the dates of January 1,1941 thru January 1, 1949. These records are now available in digital form and may be viewed online at U.S., World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949. There may be a fee for this service. Please check with your local public or university library as these institutions often provide access to Ancestry.com & fold3.com to their patrons.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!