4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 1, 2018 8:38 AM by Textual Reference Branch, Archives II

    Are the Ship Logs for the USS Navarro 1964-1968 available online?


      Hello - I'm trying to locate the logs for the USS Navarro from 1964-1968. Would those be available online and if so, where would I locate them? Thank you!

          • Re: Are the Ship Logs for the USS Navarro 1964-1968 available online?

            A Deck Log can be hundreds of pages.  But the ACTION REPORT is usually concise and approximately 20 pages.

            The COR Reports also break down the yearly operations into a short narrative which lists major exercises and deployments. If you submit a FOIA at FOIA Online, for the ACTION REPORT or COR, just ask for the first 50 pages

            because the first 2 hours of Search Time and 100 pages will be at no cost.  Be specific, and give the ship, command,

            dates or conflict.  A ship can have multiple Action Reports as it deploys into the theater for various missions. The ship could also deploy to Vietnam, and then deploy to the Sea of Japan off the shores of North Korea for separate missions, which would be 2 separate action reports.

            Also per the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, frequently requested information should be placed in electronic format for public access. There's also a "Rule of 3" whereby if the information is requested three times, then it should be cataloged for the public. Basically, there is so much that is classified, that billions of dollars are being spent to maintain it at tax payer expense.  If no one submits a FOIA, it will most likely never be declassified, since there is minimal staffing or incentive to disclose the information to the public. Perhaps a good suggestion would be for every person in the USA, to submit 1 FOIA a year? Just kidding?

          • Re: Are the Ship Logs for the USS Navarro 1964-1968 available online?

            You may want to FOIA the ACTION REPORTS for specific missions and dates, or Major Exercise Reports.

            Many of the ship reports are still considered classified or they are listed as no report submitted. The COR Command Operation Report is submitted once a year in March, and these can also be classified. Many submarine Patrol and Action Reports are classified, or perhaps were never submitted to a shore based facility?


            The NHHC does have Action Reports for some of the ships during WW2 and the Korean War. Nothing is listed for

            the Vietnam Era yet.


            The COR may list the Operations, Exercises and Deployments, which would assist in obtaining a specific After Action Report. A FOIA can be submitted to the Navy on the FOIA Online web site. The Navy does not routinely list the FOIA responses and the FOIA response will state records not provided. But the records may be provided through a specific individual  password and site through the Army Research Lab. That's how they processed the deck log involving an

            unexplained areal phenomena? Now I'm waiting for the CVA-11 Event Summary,  of Events 1 through 6. A submarine was also involved in the operation, but it would be skeptical to expect a release. The USS Chafee was involved and the NHHC had the 2004 COR Report displayed.


            This link has the Navy History and Heritage Command site Action Reports and some COR reports.


            • Re: Are the Ship Logs for the USS Navarro 1964-1968 available online?

              Dear Ms. Siedor,


              The Deck Logs of the USS Navarro (APA-215) are within the holdings of the National Archives at College Park, MD. At present, they are only available in paper form and have not been digitized or made available online. The Deck Log digitization project is an ongoing project, however, we are unable to provide specific details, estimations, or time tables on when any particular ship's logs will be made available on our online catalog. Logs are made available on a month by month basis, however, these months may not be consecutive or complete a ships duration of service. If a month for a particular ship is not posted we cannot make any determination of when that month will be made digitally available.


              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

              --The date or the date range in which the incident occurred not to exceed 3 months

              --Any additional information relevant to the incident or claim that will assist in the review


              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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