Dear Mr. Galvin,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Rough Log, 1941 - 1964, Selected Special Reports and Correspondence, 1936 - 1959, and General Correspondence, 1916 - 1981 in the Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments (Record Group 181) that may include records relevant to your research. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at San Francisco (RW-SB) at email@example.com.
We also located the series World War II Command Files, 1971 - 2004 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) which holds six file units concerning Mare Island Naval Shipyard. You may also be interested in the series
World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, 1/1/1942 - 6/1/1946 in Record Group 38 which includes 90 results for Mare Island in the Catalog. The records in World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, 1/1/1942 - 6/1/1946 have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. Please keep in mind that the Catalog does not always list files in chronological order. For more information about these series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we suggest that you request a copy of your father’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and before 1959 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
Please note that 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 requests from RW-SB and RDT2. Also, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
We also suggest consulting NARA’s pamphlet Finding Information on Personal Participation in World War II for general suggestions that may be useful in your research.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!