As of July 2015, the United States Navy Memorial Log is accessible online to everyone. Interested people are able to search the log to find specific names of personnel or duty stations. In addition, individuals are able to add names of themselves, relatives, fellow shipmates or friends to the log.
To search for a name in the log, the site user inputs someone's first and last name, as well as the branch of service, such as U.S. Navy, Marines or Coast Guard. A duty station search typically includes the location, starting year of service and final year. To add a name to the registry, users must create accounts listing contact information.