2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2020 5:52 PM by Albert Perry

    Seeking Deck Logs of USS Dealey (DE-1006)

    Albert Perry Newbie

      I served on the USS Dealey (DE-1006) from July 1962 through August 1965. We were involved in the Cuban Blockade ordered by President Kennedy in November-December 1962 and I am especially interested in those deck logs. We "Fired across the bow"  of a Soviet Block ship in order to force it to stop and respond to our inquiry. Did any other U.S ship "Fire across the bow" of any other Soviet Block ship during the Cuban Blockade?

        • Re: Seeking Deck Logs of USS Dealey (DE-1006)
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Perry,


          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 includes the deck logs of the USS Dealey (DE-1006) for 1962 through 1965. 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.


          In regards to your broader questions about warning shots fired by other US ships, we suggest that you contact the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Archives since many operational records from that time period are still in their custody.


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


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