1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 16, 2020 7:36 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking digitized deck logs of USS Miller


      Are deck logs for the USS Miller from 1945-1946 digitized and available online?

        • Re: Seeking digitized deck logs of USS Miller
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Ms. Dandridge,


          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 Miller (DD-535) for 1945 through its decommissioning in December 1945. No deck logs were created for the ship while it was out of commission in 1946. These 1945 deck logs are not available online. For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          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. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We also 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 includes war diaries and reports relating to the USS Miller’s activities during World War II. These records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog.  Please not that the Catalog does not always list records in chronological order.


          In addition, we searched the website of the Naval History and Heritage Command and located an article about Miller (DD‑535) as well as multiple photographs.


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