1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 5, 2021 11:17 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking logs & muster rolls of USS Fredonia (PC-1174)

    Karen Holt Newbie

      I am searching for any photos or information on the ship and the crew of the USS Fredonia (PC 1174) during WWII. My father was adopted and I have recently learned that his biological father served on this ship. I know it is part of the artificial reef off the coast of Florida but have had a difficult time finding any photos or stories from the crew. Any and all help greatly appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking logs & muster rolls of USS Fredonia (PC-1174)
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Holt,

           

          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 PC-1174 from November 5, 1943 through June 28, 1946. We also located World War II Action and Operational Reports in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that may include reports submitted by the USS PC-1174. For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          Photographs of various U.S. Navy activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov to request a search for photographs of specific ships.

           

          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 and RDSS . We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          Next, we located 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) which includes muster rolls for PC-1174, 11/5/43-7/1/46. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online using the Catalog.

           

          Plus, we located World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) which contains war diaries and reports concerning the USS PC-1174’s activities during World War 2. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online through the Catalog.  Please keep in mind that the Catalog does not always list files in chronological order.

           

          The unofficial website NavSource has a page on the Fredonia (PC 1174). You may also wish to contact the Patrol Craft Sailors Association.

           

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