1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 2, 2020 3:35 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking deck logs of USNS General Patch & USNS General Rose

    David Flanagan Newbie

      I was a crew member on a number of MSTS Ships during 1959 and 1962/63. I would like to view deck logs for USNS General Patch for 1959 and USNS General Rose for 1962-1963.

        • Re: Seeking deck logs of USNS General Patch & USNS General Rose
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Flanagan,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Deck Logs, 7/9/1949 - 12/31/1981 in the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313) that include the deck logs of the General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) for 1962 through 1963 and the General Alexander M. Patch (T-AP-122) for 1959. 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. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Under normal circumstances, we would welcome you to visit the Textual Research Room (Room 2000) at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland so you can examine these logs in person. You also could order reproductions for a fee, or hire a researcher to conduct research on your behalf. However, these are not options at this time, as all NARA research rooms were closed effective at the end of business on March 13, 2020 as a public health precaution due to COVID-19.  Also, NARA has suspended non-emergency reproduction and digitization services until further notice. For updates on NARA’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus.


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