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Voices Forged By The Sea:

2022 Contest Winners

 

The winning submissions for the 2022 NHHC New Year's Deck Log Entry Contest have been selected.  Contest submissions were reviewed by a committee of archivists and sailors and judged on coherence, imagery, originality, and how they reflect the sailor experience. After reviewing based on these criteria, the committee recommended their top choices to NHHC Director Samuel Cox, who then selected the winners.

Thank you to everyone that submitted entries for this year's contest.  We enjoyed reading all of them and are already looking forward to reading your 2023 entries!

First Place: USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57)

Second Place: USS RUSSELL (DDG-59)

Third Place: USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54)

For general information on the contest, please visit our NHHC New Year's Deck Log Entry Contest main page.

Notes on Redactions and Citations:

Certain information has been redacted for security purposes.

These deck logs are currently held by the Navy Archives.  Any use of these reproductions should include proper citations:

USS [SHIP NAME] deck log, 1 January 2021, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

Winning Submissions

First Place: USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57)


USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 1 Image
Title: USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 1
Description: The USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by ENS Sarah Weinstein.


USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 2 Image
Title: USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 2
Description: The USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by ENS Sarah Weinstein.


USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) 2022 New Years Deck Log Entry Author Photo

 

The USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by ENS Sarah Weinstein. She wrote the deck log entry while serving as the Main Propulsion Officer onboard USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57)

Full Biography for ENS Sarah Weinstein (PDF, 295kb) 


USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Commanding Officer Photo

 

CAPT Steve Foley, Commanding Officer, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG-57)

Full Biography for CAPT Steve Foley (PDF, 206kb)

 

Second Place: USS RUSSELL (DDG-59)


USS RUSSELL (DDG-59) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 1
Title: USS RUSSELL (DDG-59) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 1
Description: The USS RUSSELL (DDG-59) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by LTJG Megan Stilley.


USS RUSSELL (DDG-59) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 2 Image
Title: USS RUSSELL (DDG-59) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 2
Description: The USS RUSSELL (DDG-59) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by LTJG Megan Stilley.

 

Third Place: USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54)


USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 1 Image
Title: USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 1
Description: The USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by LT Austyn Sutton.


USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 2 Image
Title: USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Page 2
Description: The USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by LT Austyn Sutton.


USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Author LT Austyn Sutton Photo

 

The USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry was written by LT Austyn Sutton. He wrote the deck log entry while serving as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer onboard USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54).

Full Biography for LT Austyn Sutton (PDF, 478kb)


USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54) 2022 New Year's Deck Log Entry Commanding Officer CDR Anthony Massey Photo

 

CDR Anthony Massey, Commanding Officer, USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG-54)

Full Biography for CDR Anthony Massey (PDF, 264kb)

Published: Fri Dec 30 13:20:02 EST 2022