USS King (DLG-10/DDG-41) Official Deck Logs

Deck logs will be added as time and resources permit.

Available Deck Logs

Deck Logs: Ships that submit

Only deck logs from commissioned Navy ships are permanently retained by the Naval History and Heritage Command and the National Archives. A ship “in commission” is a Navy command in her own right; she has her own administrative identity, and originates records in her own name. Annual command operations/histories, written under a program initiated by the Chief of Naval Operations in 1942, are included in the active records of the Naval Historical Center. Deck logs are held by the Ships History Branch of the Naval Historical Center.

After 30 years, Ships History Branch transfers the deck logs to the Modern Military Branch, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 [Telephone (301) 837-3510].

Nearly all service craft are classified as “in service,” rather than “in commission.” They do not have their own administrative identity but are, in effect, floating vehicles operated by a parent command. Self-propelled service craft apparently keep a log of their movements for their parent command's administrative and legal purposes, but these are not sent to the Naval History and Heritage Command and do not go into any permanent file.

Deck Logs: Purpose, and Content

A Navy ship's deck log is a daily chronology of certain events for administrative and legal purposes. Preparation of logs is governed by the current edition of Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 3100.7 (OPNAVINST 3100.7) series. This specifies the kinds of events to be entered:

  • Absentees
  • Accidents [material]
  • Accidents/Injuries [personnel]
  • Actions [combat]
  • Appearances of Sea/Atmosphere/Unusual Objects
  • Arrests/Suspensions
  • Arrival/Departure of Commanding Officer
  • Bearings [navigational]
  • Cable/Anchor Chain Strain
  • Collisions/Groundings
  • Courts-Martial/Captain's Masts
  • Deaths
  • Honors/Ceremonies/Visits
  • Incidents at Sea
  • Inspections
  • Meteorological Phenomena
  • Movement Orders
  • Movements [getting underway; course, speed changes; mooring, anchoring]
  • Passengers
  • Prisoners [crew members captured by hostile forces]
  • Propulsion Plant Status changes
  • Ship's Behavior [under different weather/sea conditions]
  • Sightings [other ships; landfall; dangers to navigation]
  • Soundings [depth of water]
  • Speed Changes
  • Tactical Formation
  • Time of Evolutions/Exercises/Other Services Performed

A deck log identifies a ship's location and movements daily. If the ship is underway, its latitude and longitude are to be entered three times each day in blocks provided for the purpose. Deck logs are not narratives, and do not describe or explain a ship's operations.

Deck Logs: What information is not in a deck log

  • Shipyard Work; Individual Work Assignments; Events Occurring Elsewhere

When a ship is being overhauled at a shipyard, the deck log records the ship's presence at the shipyard, but does not identify the work being done or the materials being used. These logs do not record day-to-day work assignments of individual crew members. A deck log records events taking place on board the individual ship or, if pertinent, in its immediate vicinity. It does not include events taking place elsewhere, such as the activities of crew members on detached duty.

  • Deaths and Injuries

In cases of deaths and injuries suffered on board ship, the log should record the simple fact of the death or injury and note whether medical treatment was given to the injured. It does not go into detail as to specific treatment given, and does not record other medical matters, such as visits to sick bay or injuries not suffered on board ship.

  • Medical Records

The Naval History and Heritage Command does not receive medical records of any kind. Individual medical records, as well as any existing medical logs from Navy ships, are sent to the National Personnel Records Center (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis MO 63132-5100. Under the records disposal schedule established by the Secretary of the Navy, in consultation with the National Archives, binnacle lists and morning reports of sick are not permanent records. They are kept until the information in them has been transcribed into the medical records of the persons involved, and are then disposed of.

  • Deck logs are not “Captain's Logs”

A deck log is not a daily diary written by the ship's captain. The “captain's log” was a dramatic device used by the creators of the televison series Star Trek to introduce each episode, and does not exist in the U.S. Navy.

Available Deck Logs

Logs For 1960

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Logs For 1961

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  • February
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  • March
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  • April
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  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
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Logs For 1962

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1963

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August

August 1 - 3

(August 1 Departed San Diego, CA)

August 4 - 10

(August 8 Arrived and Depart Pearl Harbor, HI)

(August 10 Arrived Pearl Harbor, HI)

August 11 - 17

(August 12 Departed Pearl Harbor, HI)

(August 15 Arrived Pearl Harbor, HI)

August 18 - 24

(August 19 Departed Pearl Harbor, HI)

August 25 - 31

(August 31 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

  • September

September 1 - 7

(September 4 Departed Subic Bay, PI)

September 8 - 14

September 15 - 21

(September 18 Arrived Hong Kong, BCC)

September 22 - 28

(September 25 Departed Hong Kong, BCC)

September 29 - 30

(September 30 Arrived and Departed Subic Bay, PI)

  • October

October 1 - 5

October 6 - 12

(October 7 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

October 13 - 19

(October 14 Departed Subic Bay, PI)

October 20 - 26

(October 25 Arrived Beppu, Japan)

October 27 - 31

(October 28 Departed Beppu and Arrived Iwakuni, Japan)

(October 31 Departed Iwakuni, Japan enroute to South China Sea)

  • November

November 1 - 2

November 3 - 9

November 10 - 16

(November 11 enrout from coast of Viet Nam to Yokosuka, Japan)

(November 14 Arrived Yokosuka, Japan)

November 17 - 23

(November 23 moved to Drydock #4)

November 24 - 30

(November 29 moved from Drydock #4)

  • December

December 1 - 7

(December 2 Departed Yokosuka, Japan)

(December 4 South Coast of Honshu)

December 8 - 14

(December 11 West Coast Kyushu)

(December 14 Arrived Sasebo, Japan)

December 15 - 21

December 22 - 28

(December 23 Departed Sasebo, Japan)

(December 25 Arrived Yokosuka, Japan)

December 29 - 31

Logs For 1964

  • January

January 1 - 4

January 5 - 11

January 12 - 18

(January 14 Departed Yokosuka, Japan)

January 19 - 25

(January 19 Arrived Yokosuka, Japan)

(January 24 Departed Yokosuka, Japan)

January 26 - 31

(January 26 Arrived Buckner Bay, Okinawa)

(January 27 Departed Buckner Bay, Okinawa)

  • February

February 1

(February 1 Arrived Hong Kong, BCC)

February 2 - 8

(February 5 Departed Hong Kong, BCC)

February 9 - 15

February 16 - 22

(February 19 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

February 23 - 29

(February 24 Departed Subic Bay, PI)

  • March

March 1 - 7

March 8 - 14

(March 10 Arrived NWS Seal Beach - Departed - Arrived San Diego, CA)

March 15 - 21

March 22 - 28

March 29 - 31

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1965

Logs For 1966

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May

May 1 - 7

May 8 - 14

May 15 - 21

May 22 - 28

(May 26 Underway from San Diego to Pearl Harbor)

May 29 - 31

(May 31 Arrived Pearl Harbor, Hawaii)

  • June

(June 6 Underway to Yokosuka, Japan)

June 1 - 4

June 5 - 11

June 12 - 18

(June 14 Arrived Yokosuka, Japan)

(June 17 Departed Yokosuka, Japan - Underway to Subic Bay, PI)

June 19 - 25

(June 22 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

(June 25 Departed Subic Bay, PI - Underway to Da Nang, South Viet Nam)

June 26 - 30

(June 28 Arrived Da Nang, South Viet Nam - Departed same day)

  • July

July 1 - 2

(July 1 PT Boat Incident)

July 3 - 9

July 10 - 16

July 17 - 23

July 24 - 30

July 31

  • August

August 1 - 6

(August 3 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

August 7 - 13

(August 9 Departed Subic Bay, PI)

(August 11 Arrived on PIRAZ)

Story: August 12 SAR Helo picked up Richard Penn, CAPT. and Benjamin Finzer 1st LT, USAF

August 14 - 20

August 21 - 27

(August 22 SAR Helo picked up LT. Kenneth Craig, USN)

August 28 - 31

  • September

September 1 - 3

September 4 - 10

(September 8 Depart PIRAZ)

(September 9 Arrive Subic Bay, PI)

(September 10 Depart Subic Bay, PI)

September 11 - 17

(September 12 Arrive Hong Kong, BCC)

(September 14 Depart Hong Kong, BCC - Typhoon Warning III)

(September 15 Arrive Hong Kong, BCC)

(September 17 Depart Hong Kong, BCC)

September 18 - 24

(September 18 Arrived Kaoshiung, Taiwan)

September 25 - 30

(September 25 Depart Kaoshiung, Taiwan)

(September 26 Arrived and Departed Subic Bay, PI)

  • October

October 1

October 02 - 08

(October 6 SAR Helo picked up LT. Richard Leach, USN)

(October 8 SAR Helo picked up LT. Frederick Litvin, USN)

October 09 - 15

October 16 - 22

October 23 - 29

(October 25 Depart PIRAZ)

(October 27 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

October 30 - 31

  • November

November 1 - 5

(November 5 Departed Subic Bay, PI)

November 6 - 12

(November 7 Arrived Cebu City, PI)

(November 10 Departed Cebu City, PI)

November 13 - 19

(November 14 Arrived PIRAZ)

November 20 - 26

(November 24 William L. Read, CDR - Prospective CO of USS King on Board)

November 27 - 30

(November 27 SAR Helo picked up William H. Natter LTjg, USN)

(November 30 Depart PIRAZ)

  • December

December 1 - 3

(December 2 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

(December 3 Change of Command - CDR Read relieves CDR Tesh - Depart Subic Bay, PI)

December 4 - 10

(December 5 Arrived/Departed Buckner Bay, Okinawa)

(December 7 Arrived Yokosuka, Japan)

(December 9 Departed Yokosuka, Japan)

December 11 - 17

December 18 - 24

(December 20 Arrive San Diego, CA)

December 25 - 31

Logs For 1967

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September

September 1 - 2

(September 1 Moored San Diego, CA)

September 3 - 9

September 10 - 16

September 17 - 23

(September 19 Departed San Diego, CA)

September 24 - 30

(September 25 Arrived Pearl Harbor, HI)

(September 28 Departed Pearl Harbor, HI)

  • October

October 1 - 7

(October 7 Arrived and Departed Apra Harbor, Guam, Marshall Islands)

October 8 - 14

(October 11 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

October 15 - 21

(October 16 Departed and Arrived Subic Bay, PI - Gunnery Practice)

(October 18 Departed Subic Bay, PI)

(October 20 Arrived and Departed Da Nang, Republic of Viet Nam)

(October 21 Arrived North SAR, Gulf of Tonkin)

October 22 - 28

(October 24 SAR Helo picked up Capt. Martin A Scott USAF)

(October 25 Arrived South SAR)

October 29 - 31

  • November

November 1 - 4

(November 4 Storm Evasion)

November 5 - 11

(November 7 Back on South SAR)

November 12 - 18

(November 12 Three men overboard from USS William V Pratt DLG-13 - One picked up by helo)

(November 12 Departed for North SAR)

(November 13 Arrived North SAR)

(November 17 SAR Helo picked up Capt. Fleming C. Hobb USAF - Major Raymond F. Ross, USAF from 11th Tactical RECON Squadron)

November 19 - 25

(November 19 Arrived Subic BAy, PI - Departed for Yokosuka, Japan)

(November 23 Arrived Yokosuka, Japan)

November 26 - 30

  • December

December 1 - 2

December 3 - 9

(December 7 Departed Yokosuka, Japan)

December 10 - 16

(December 10 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

(December 12 Departed Subic Bay, PI)

(December 13 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

(December 14 Departed Subic Bay, PI)

(December 16 Arrived and Departed Da Nang Harbor, Republic of Viet Nam)

December 17 - 23

(December 17 Arrived North SAR - Relieved USS Coontz DLG-9)

December 24 - 30

(December 24 - 1600 Christmas Truce Effected)

(December 25 - 1600 Christmas Truce Terminated)

(December 29 SAR helo recovered pilot and copilot, delivered to USS Coral Sea CVA-43)

December 31

Logs For 1968

  • January

January 1 - 6

(January 4 - William “Buck” Lanier (newsman from Long Beach, CA) flown on board by “Indian Gal 68”)

January 7 - 13

(January 10 SAR Helo Clementine I picked up Dennis Yost LTjg, USN and Big Mother and Jolly Green Giant picked up Theodore Beckwith LTjg, USN, VF154)

January 14 - 20

(January 14 Released from North SAR)

(January 16 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

January 21 - 27

(January 27 Departed for North SAR)

January 28 - 31

(January 28 Arrived North SAR and assumed duties)

  • February

February 1 - 3

February 4 - 10

February 11 - 17

(Moved February 15 to South SAR)

(February 17 Relieved on station - Departed for Subic Bay, PI)

February 18 - 24

(February 19 Arrived Subic Bay, PI)

(February 22 Depart Subic Bay, PI - enroute to Darwin, Australia)

February 25 - 29

(February 26 - 0823 Arrived Darwin, Australia)

(February 26 - 1906 Departed Darwin for Brisbane, Australia)

  • March

March 1 - 2

(March 2 Arrived Brisbane, Australia)

March 3 - 9

(March 5 His Excellency the Governor of Queensland came aboard)

(March 7 Departed Brisbane, Australia - Underway for Pago Pago, American Samoa)

March 10 - 16

(March 11 Arrived Pago Pago, American Samoa)

(March 12 Governor of American Samoa welcomed aboard)

(March 12 Departed Pago Pago, American Samoa - underway for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii)

March 17 - 23

(March 17 Arrived Pearl Harbor, Hawaii)

(March 18 Departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for San Diego, CA)

(March 23 Arrived San Diego, CA)

March 24 - 31

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1969

  • January
  • February

February 1 - 8

February 9 - 15

February 16 - 22

February 23 - 28

(February 24 Departed San Diego, CA)

  • March

March 1 - 8

(March 2 Arrived Pearl Harbor, HI)

(March 5 Departed Pearl Harbor, HI)

(March 8 Arrived Midway Island, Departed same day)

March 9 - 15

(March 14 Arrived Yokosuka, Japan)

March 16 - 22

(March 18 Departed Yokosuka, Japan)

March 23 - 29

(March 23 Arrived Sasebo, Japan)

March 30 - 31

(March 31 Departed Sasebo, Japan)

  • April

April 1 - 5

(April 1 Arrived Kobe, Japan)

(April 5 Departed Kobe, Japan)

April 6 - 12

(April 9 Arrived Subic Bay, Philippines)

(April 12 Departed Subic Bay, Philippines)

April 13 - 19

(0827 April 14 Arrived Anchorage 14, Da Nang Harbor, Republic of Viet Nam)

(1620 April 14 Departed Da Nang Harbor, RVN)

(April 15 Arrived Special Op Area - PIRAZ)

April 20 - 26

April 27 - 30

(April 28 SAR Helo picked up downed pilot LTjg Marsel VF-53)

  • May

May 1 - 3

May 4 - 10

(May 4 Arrived Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines)

(May 9 Departed Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines)

(May 10 Arrived on Yankee Station)

May 11 - 17

(May 16 Depart for South SAR)

(May 17 on Station)

May 18 - 24

(1324 May 23 SECNAV the Hon. John H. Chafee and VADM W. F. Bringle COMSEVENTHFLT came aboard)

(1407 May 23 SECNAV and COMSEVENTHFLT departed by helo)

May 25 - 31

  • June

June 1 - 7

June 8 - 14

June 15 - 21

June 22 - 28

June 29 - 30

  • July

July 1 - 5

July 6 - 12

July 13 - 19

July 20 - 26

July 27 - 31

  • August

August 1 - 2

August 3 - 9

August 10 - 16

August 17 - 23

August 24 - 31

  • September

September 1 - 6

September 7 - 13

September 14 - 20

September 21 - 27

September 28 - 30

  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1970

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1971

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1972

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1973

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1974

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April

Logs For 1977

  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1978

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1979

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1980

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1981

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1982

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1983

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1984

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1985

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1986

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1987

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1988

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1989

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1990

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Logs For 1991

  • January
  • February
  • March