5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2020 1:24 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking deck logs for USS LCI(L)-12

    Nick Preston Newbie

      Hello, My grandfather served on this ship in WWII and I am a interested in learning more about this ship.  Is there anyway to review this log? Has it been digitized? Thank you!

        • Re: Seeking deck logs for USS LCI(L)-12
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Preston,


          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 logs of the LCI(L)-12 from 2 November 1943 through 20 October 1944. These records have not been digitized and 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.


          Also, all NARA research rooms are currently closed and NARA has suspended non-emergency digitization and reproduction requisitions.  Therefore these logs can not be viewed until NARA resumes these activities as part of our graduate reopening plan. We do not yet have a date for when this will happen. For the latest information see https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus.


          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) which contains war diaries and reports concerning some of LCI(L)-2’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.


          Finally, the unofficial website NavSource has a page on the USS LCI(L)-12.


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