1 Reply Latest reply on May 15, 2018 9:11 AM by Lauren Theodore
      • Re: Where would I find a copy of log book for USS Fiske DD 842 from 1959?
        Lauren Theodore Newbie

        Dear Mr. Cronin,

         

        The Deck Logs of the USS Fiske (DD-842) for 1959 during are available within the holdings of the National Archives at College Park, MD. We have several options to view the records.

         

        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. Our current fee for reproductions is $.80 per page with one month of logs from this time period averaging 75 pages. Once you have received a reproduction quote, you are under no obligation to complete the order.

         

        Alternatively, if you are researching a specific incident during 1959, 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. For this option, 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.

         

        --Textual Research Room (Room 2000) hours are 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.

         

        --Our reference consultation room hours are 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. No appointment is necessary.

         

        --Records are retrieved Monday through Friday for use in the Textual Research Room at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.  We do not pull in advance and we cannot guarantee records will be available during your visit. Records are retrieved on a first come first serve basis. Records are generally available about an hour after the pull-time.

        --Prior to your visit, please consult our web site at http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/,http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/self-service-copying.html, andhttp://www.archives.gov/research/start/getting-started.pdf.

         

        --Personally owned scanners that do not have feeder systems and cameras (including cell phone cameras) are permitted in our research reading room. There is no cost for scans or photographs made on personally owned equipment.

         

        We hope you find this information useful in conducting your research.

         

        Sincerely,

         

        LAUREN THEODORE

        Archives Specialist, Archives II Reference Section (RDT2)

        National Archives at College Park, MD

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