1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 19, 2020 1:04 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records of USS Hyde

    Debbie Drecksel Newbie

      I am interested in when the USS Hyde was in Puerto Rico.

        • Re: Seeking records of USS Hyde
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Drecksel,


          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 USS Hyde from 26 November 1944 until 14 May 1946 when it was decommissioned and mothballed in Virginia, where it remained until it was sold for scrap in 1973. In addition, we located Central Correspondence Files, 1936 - 1950 in the Records of the U.S. Maritime Commission (Record Group 178) that includes the file 901-16076 Hyde (SS) (MCV #139). For information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          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 contains war diaries and reports concerning the USS Hyde’s activities through November 1945. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online using the Catalog.  Please keep in mind that the Catalog does not always list files in chronological order.


          Photographs of various U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps 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 of specific ships.


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


          We located an article about the Hyde on the website of the Naval History and Heritage Command, as well as a photograph. Finally, we located a page about the Hyde on the unofficial website NavSource.


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