3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2022 3:47 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records of Jerry Mitchell and USS Proteus

    Lorraine Turnbull Newbie

      Hello there.  I am trying to trace any information - confirmation of name, rank, SS number, whether dead or alive, of a serviceman who served on USS Proteus when stationed on the Holy Loch in Scotland between 1959 and 1962.  All the information I have is name, approx age and approx job description. Jerry Gray Mitchell (aged about 22 in 1962), Fireman First Class who was serving on USS Proteus. I'm trying to build a family tree and need all the help I can get please. Thanks so much

        • Re: Seeking records of Jerry Mitchell and USS Proteus
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          Here is some information.


          Name:Jerry Gray Mitchell
          Marriage Date:12 Oct 1963
          Marriage Place:Wilkes, North Carolina, USA
          Spouse:Carol Sue Adams
          Spouse Gender:Female
          Spouse Race:White
          Event Type:Marriage
          • Re: Seeking records of Jerry Mitchell and USS Proteus
            Jason Atkinson Guide

            Dear Ms. Turnbull,

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We 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 may include the muster rolls of the USS Proteus (AS-19) for 1959 through 1962. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov


            If you can locate him listed on a muster roll, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men and officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1958 and before January 31, 1994 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. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file. Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.


            Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.  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 hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!