Dear Ms. Peters,
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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 log of the USS Vandivier (DER 540) for 1957- 1960. For access to and/or copies of this log, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
We also searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1949 - 12/31/1971 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the muster rolls of the USS Vandivier (DER 540) for 1957- 1960. The original 16mm microfilm had been digitized and the images are available via the Catalog. A number of images may be illegible due to the poor quality of the original microfilm that was transferred to NARA by the Department of the Navy. The original paper records were destroyed by the Navy after filming.
A brief history of the USS Vandivier from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, a multi-volume publication of the Department of the Navy, is available at https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs.html.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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