4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2018 3:40 PM by Textual Reference Branch, Archives II

    I am looking for copies of Deck Logs for the U.S.S.Newman K. Perry DD883 from 1969-1972.


      Does anyone know where I can gain access to the Deck Logs of the U.S.S.Newman K. Perry DD883 for the years between 1969 & 1972?

        • Re: I am looking for copies of Deck Logs for the U.S.S.Newman K. Perry DD883 from 1969-1972.

          That's a lot of Logs. Is there a specific mission date or operational time frame as to focus and condense the material?

          Did the Perry detect, interact or fire on any unidentified aerial or submerged objects?  If the Perry participated in a specific campaign or action, then there should be an Action Report. The deck logs were sent back monthly to the naval command back in the olden days. The mission After Action usually condenses the daily operational aspects.

          • Re: I am looking for copies of Deck Logs for the U.S.S.Newman K. Perry DD883 from 1969-1972.



            The Deck Logs of the USS Newman K. Perry (DD-883) are within the holdings of the National Archives at College Park, MD. You may order reproductions of these Deck Logs by emailing archives2reference@nara.gov. If you choose to order reproductions, in your email please include your mailing/shipping/billing address. Additionally, in your email you will need to include the name of the ship and the specific dates for which you are seeking reproductions. National Archives Reference Staff will respond with a reproduction quote based on the details of your request. Once you have received a reproduction quote you are under no obligation to complete the order.


            Alternatively, you can email archives2reference@nara.gov with the following information and the Reference Staff will be happy to conduct a records review on your behalf. Please include:


            --The name of the ship involved in the incident

            --A description of the incident and the name of any individuals involved

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            Additionally, you or your representative may review these records in the research reading room at the National Archives in College Park, MD. The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) is located at 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, near the University of Maryland--College Park campus.


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