3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2021 2:32 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking location of George Varnell, Jr on December 7th

    Sharon Garcia Newbie

      Looking for information on George Varnell Jr.'s location at Pearl Harbor and involvement on day of bombing?

        • Re: Seeking location of George Varnell, Jr on December 7th
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          Looks like he may have been on the USS Sepulga A0-20. Please see the muster rolls for DEC 31st 1941.

          However, on the day of the Pearl Harbour attack numerous ships were not stationed there but at other areas. The USS Spegula was in the waters off of San Diego at the time of the attack.


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          • Re: Seeking location of George Varnell, Jr on December 7th
            Rebecca Collier Ranger

            Dear Ms. Garcia,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            If George Flem Varnell was the person you seek, you may be interested in the deck logs of the ship he served on. 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 Sepulga (AO-20) for December 1941. For more information about these non-digitized deck logs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email 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.


            For a history of the ship, please see Navy History and Heritage Command Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships write up for the Sepugla.


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

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