1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 11, 2020 9:11 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking deck logs of USS Auburn


      I am looking for Deck Logs or any other information for the USS Auburn AGC-10 between April and June of 1945.

        • Re: Seeking deck logs of USS Auburn
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Ms. Holzer,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck log of the USS Auburn (AGC-10) for April 1945 through June 1945.  We also located World War II Action and Operational Reports in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that may include reports submitted by the USS Auburn. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          In addition, we located Moving Images Relating to Military Activities in the General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1941 - 2004 (Record Group 428) that includes OKINAWA, GENERAL STILLWELL, NAVY RADIO TRAILER, which was created on 8 June 1945 and includes shots of LS-CU Teletype operators at work on USS Auburn. For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) at mopix@nara.gov.


          Photographs of various Navy  activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov to request a search for photographs.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2, RDSM, and RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Plus, we located World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that contains war diaries and reports concerning the USS Auburn’s activities during World War II. These records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog.  Please note that the Catalog does not always list files in chronological order.


          Lastly, we searched the website of the Naval History and Heritage Command and located an article about Auburn II (AGC-10) as well as a photograph.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!