1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 30, 2020 7:35 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking deck logs of USS America (CV-66)

    Charles Felix Newbie

      I am looking for deck logs for the USS America (CV-66) from March 31, 1981 to November, 1981. I am seeking information on a fire onboard the USS America CV-66, It was called away as a fire in Aft IC, shortly after the ship went to general quarters. I am suffering PTSD from this event and I'm looking for the information for and appeal to the VA. I don't recall the exact date but it happened during this cruise to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean.

        • Re: Seeking deck logs of USS America (CV-66)
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Felix,


          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 America (CV-66) for 1981. 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.


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