Last updated: January 2, 2017

National Archives - Online Public Access (OPA)

The National Archives provides access to many published documents through their Online Public Access (OPA) portal. To view any of the available USS Blue DD 744 decklogs, please access the following document by clicking here and click on the link for the month and year of the logs you need to access.

Important Information Associated with Agent Orange Exposure

These deck logs are from April of '68 for the guys dealing with Agent Orange problems. The logs prove that we had “boots on the ground” and were anchored in the Saigon River. It will make any Veterans Administration (VA) claims much easier to prove as to when, where and what we were doing. To get a copy, please feel free to print off a copy and present them to your county VA officer. When you print them, darken your printing as these are quite light if printed as they are. If you need to talk to someone, feel free to contact Mr. Glenn Harvey at glenn.harvey@ussbluedd744.com or call him at (608) 838-4703. Mr. Harvey is knowledgeable on this subject and will be able to assist you.

The following links are contain useful information if you are making a VA Claim on the exposure to Agent Orange:

Commencing: Yokosuka, Japan - 1 April 1968 @ 0001 hours
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Ending: At Sea - 30 April 1968 @ 2400 hours

DD-744 General Specifications

Class: Allen M. Sumner class destroyer
Named for: John S. Blue
Complement: 336 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 2200 tons
Length: 376 feet 6 inches
Beam: 40 feet
Flank Speed: 34 knots
Range: 6500 Nautical Miles
Final Disposition: Sunk as target off California 28 April 1977