1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 24, 2020 1:40 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking ship logs of USS Sellstrom


      I seed to find ship logs for USS Sellstrom during WWII.

        • Re: Seeking ship logs of USS Sellstrom
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Behrens,


          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 Sellstrom (DE-255) for 12 October 1943 through February 1947. For more information about these logs, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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          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) which contains war diaries concerning the USS Sellstrom’s activities during World War II. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online through the Catalog.  Please keep in mind that the Catalog does not always list files in chronological order.


          In addition, we searched the website of the Naval History and Heritage Command and located an article about the Sellstrom (DE-255).


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