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USS Turner Joy Museum Ship, Bremerton

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USS Turner Joy was one of 18 s of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Charles Turner Joy USN . Commissioned in 1959, she spent her entire career in the Pacific. She participated extensively in the Vietnam War, and was one of the principal ships involved in the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.Decommissioned in 1982, she is now a museum ship in Bremerton, Washington.Construction and commissioningTurner Joy was built by the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company of Seattle and commissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. Her keel was laid on 30 September 1957. She was launched on 5 May 1958, sponsored by Mrs. C. Turner Joy, and was commissioned on 3 August 1959.Pre-Vietnam War operational dutyFollowing a pre-shakedown goodwill cruise to Central and South American ports and shakedown out of San Diego, Turner Joy began, early in 1960, duty as flagship both of Destroyer Squadron 13 (DesRon 13) and Destroyer Division 131 (DesDiv 131). Based at Long Beach, California, she formed part of an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) task group built around Hornet (CVS-12). She conducted exercises along the California coast until 17 May 1960 when she sailed with the task group for the western Pacific.
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  • World class United States Naval Destroyer with history during the Gulf of Tonkin. Looks like they did a great rehab earlier this year. Staff in office and on ship pleasant and well informed. Small ent...  more »
  • We visited this ship and was really amazed at the history and detail of how it was used. We climbed up and down stairs below decks and above deck. They have a lot of interesting things about the histo...  more »
  • Perfect day for the tour. Fun informative. No tour guide but a self tour. Several levels be ready to walk and climb stairs. Well kept and marked areas. I felt very patriotic after the tour. The ship w...  more »
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  • Wow! Just wow! Fun to walk through and see how our servicemen and women lived. It's no picnic for those who serve our country, and you can see what kinds of conditions they have to endure. Given the situations, there probably isn't much that can be done to improve it, but it does open your eyes to the value and what they sacrifice to protect our country. The staff at the USS Turner Joy are helpful and the gift shop has great prices and nice memorabilia.
  • Always a fantastic experience! The cubscouts spend the night and the tour guides are wonderful and fun! It's educational and exciting to see the boys learning so much!
  • Awesome exhibit! You are allowed to move through and touch almost everything. It would be super fun for kids.
  • The uss Turner joy is a great shop to visit. We went in every room in the ship. A trip worth taking again
  • I spent about 2 hours touring the entire ship, and it was well worth it. Very cool to see the inner workings of such a large machine. You get to go inside of one of the three gun mounts and other cool parts of the ship like the engine room and the bridge. The entire thing is self guided so you can explore at your own pace.