1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 8, 2021 3:40 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking ship logs of USS Ethan Allen (SSBN-608)

    David lipps Newbie

      Requesting  Navy SSBN-608 Submarine log from dry dock/retrofitting and 1st patrol during 1967-1968. I served on board the USS Ethan Allen SSBN 608.  Volunteers went into the reactor compartment to "clean" its interior.  I was one of several.  Please help me locate the ships log that record that event.  I'm looking for the specific dates of that.  Thanks.

        • Re: Seeking ship logs of USS Ethan Allen (SSBN-608)
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Lipps,


          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 Ethan Allen (SSBN-608) for January 1967 through December 1968. These logs still may be security classified.  If so, you would need to request them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or under the terms of a Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR). For more information about requesting these logs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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