Dear Mr. Hand,
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Please read Vessel & Station Log Books for information about researching US Navy deck logs. Also, please note that US Navy deck logs from 1956 through 1978 are currently closed to researchers. Please see the blog CLOSED - Vietnam War-era U.S. Navy & Coast Guard Deck Logs for Digitization Project for more information.
Some of the logs from this time period as well as other dates have already been digitized and may be viewed online through the National Archives Catalog. Please see Navy Deck Logs Available in the National Archives Catalog for a list of ships that currently have logs available in the Catalog, with links the files in the Catalog. If you have questions about the availability of specific deck logs or using the National Archives Catalog, we’d be happy to answer you inquiry here on History Hub, or you can contact the National Archives via our Contact Us page.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!