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Dear Mr. Lawson,
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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 logs of the USS Delta from so, we located the 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 digitized 42 war diaries and reports concerning the USS Delta’s activities during World War II. The deck logs and war diaries are likely to have movement orders listed when they depart port and also have the chain of command. In addition, we located 14 series in the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313) and 6 series in Record Group 38 that pertain to “ship movements” in the 1940s and 1950s. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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