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USS TURNER JOY (DD-951)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NENB

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - BALL ROOM

CLASS - FORREST SHERMAN As Built.
Displacement 4619 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 418' 6"(oa) x 44' 11" x 15' (Max)
Armament 3 x 5"/54 DP (3x1), 4 x 3"/50 (2x2), 2 Hedghog ASW Mortars,
4 x 21" tt.(4x1) 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3).
Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 324.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging, Seattle. September 30 1957.
Launched May 5 1958 and commissioned August 3 1959.
Decommissioned November 22 1982.
Stricken February 13 1990.
Fate Preserved as memorial berthed at Bremerton, Washington.

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Joy 72kC. Turner Joy was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on 17 February 1895. Commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1916, he served in the battleship Pennsylvania (BB-38) for more than four years, including the period of the United States' participation in the First World War. In 1923, after receiving a graduate education in engineering, he began two years as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Yangtze Patrol. This was followed by a tour as Executive Officer of the Asiatic Fleet destroyer Pope (DD-225), an assignment with the Bureau of Ordnance, sea duty in the battleship California (BB-44), and service at the Naval Mine Depot at Yorktown, Virginia. In the mid-1930s, Lieutenant Commander Joy was Commanding Officer of the destroyer Litchfield (DD-336) and was on the staff of Commander Destroyers, Battle Force. Between 1937 and 1940, Commander Joy was an instructor at the Naval Academy. He then became Executive Officer of the heavy cruiser Indianapolis (CA-35). In 1941 he was Operations Officer for Commander Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet and, for several months after the United States entered World War II in December of that year, helped plan and execute combat operations against Japan. Captain Joy commanded the heavy cruiser Louisville (CA-28) from September 1942 until June 1943, during which time she was active in the Aleutians and South Pacific war theatres. After an important war plans tour in Washington, D.C., Rear Admiral Joy became commander of a cruiser division, leading it through nearly a year and a half of intense combat service against the Japanese. Commanding an amphibious group when Japan capitulated in August 1945, Joy was soon assigned to duty in China. He was in charge of the Naval Proving Ground at Dahlgren, Virginia, in 1946–49 and was then sent back to the Western Pacific to become Commander Naval Forces, Far East. Vice Admiral Joy held that position until mid-1952, directing much of the Navy's effort during the first two years of the Korean War. From July 1951 he was also the senior United Nations Delegate to the Korean Armistice talks. His experience in this role let him to write a book, How Communists Negotiate. In the book he detailed a number of different tactics that were used during the talks to delay, frustrate, and create useful propaganda for the North Koreans. His observations included the fact that the North Koreans, being generally shorter, would set shorter chairs for the UN delegates to appear equal in height. His final assignment was as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. Retired in July 1954, Admiral Joy subsequently made his home in La Jolla, California. He died at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California on 6 June 1956. He is interred at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery. Photo #: 80-G-430048. Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, USN, Commander Naval Forces Far East, photographed 9 June 1951. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Bill Gonyo
Joy 80kUndated, location unknown.John Rohrer, SN, 1959-1961
Joy 57kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Joy 54kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Joy 95kUndated, location unknown.Tommy Trampp
Joy 197kUndated, at Melbourne, Australia.Chris Howell
Joy 33kThe launching ceremony, May 5 1958.Robert Hall
Joy 142kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) Underway soon after completion, circa the late 1950s or early 1960s. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Joy 129kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) Underway soon after completion, circa the late 1950s or early 1960s. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Joy 50kEntering San Diego Harbor in September 1959. The start of her shake down cruise to South America.John Rohrer, SN, 1959-1961
Joy 129kNovember 23 1959, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Joy 135kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) At sea, 25 August 1962, seen from USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). Photographed by PH3 R.C. Orlofske. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center. Fred Weiss
Joy 69kCirca late 1962.Jack W. Flowers
Joy 68kCirca late 1962.Jack W. Flowers
Joy 162kUSS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) steams with an "honor guard" of four destroyers, as a Change of Command ceremony takes place on her fight deck, 28 November 1962. Captain E.P. Kline relieved Captain G.C. Bullard as the carrier's Commanding Officer during the ceremony, which took place while she was operating in the Western Pacific with the Seventh Fleet. The destroyers, all units of Destroyer Squadron Nineteen, are (at left): USS Ernest G. Small (DDR-838) and USS Turner Joy (DD-951); (alongside the carrier): USS Black (DD-666) and USS Dennis J. Buckley (DDR-808). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Joy 177kUSS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), and USS Turner Joy (DD-951) refueling from USS Kawishiwi (AO-146), 23 April 1964. Note the large "E" in a shield spelled out by crewmen on the carrier's flight deck. Photographed by PHCS Brown, USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1097351).NHC
Joy 138kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) Underway at sea, 9 May 1964. Photographed by PH1 Moen, of USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Joy 58kThe USS Turner Joy (DD-951), during 1966-67 deployment to Vietnam, coming alongside the USS Braine (DD-630).Richard B. Kirkland
Joy 41kThe USS Turner Joy (DD-951), during 1966-67 deployment to Vietnam, coming alongside the USS Braine (DD-630).Richard B. Kirkland
Joy 135kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) Steaming on the Gunline off the coast of South Vietnam, April 1968. Photographed by JO1 Willard B. Bass, Jr. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Joy 60kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) One of the ship's three 5"/54 Mark 42 gun mounts, showing paint on the barrel blistered and charred from day and night gunfire support operations south of the Vietnam Demilitarized Zone, April 1968. Photographed by JO1 Willard B. Bass, Jr. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Joy 79kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) Firing one of her three 5"/54 Mark 42 gun mounts (Mount 52) toward an enemy shore position in Vietnam, 20 June 1968. Note the ejected powder canister flying through the air in front of the gun mount, and other powder canisters stacked on deck in the foreground. Photographed by JO1 Willard B. Bass, Jr., USN. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.Fred Weiss
Joy 82kUSS Parsons (DDG-33), USS Somers (DDG-34) and USS Turner Joy (DD-951) at San Francisco June 1969.Marc Piché
Joy 147kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) Underway off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, 24 November 1969. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.Fred Weiss
Joy 150kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) is highlined two pallets of five-inch gun powder canisters from the USS Pyro (AE-24), during Vietnam War underway replenishment operations in the South China Sea, March 1970. Photographed from on board Turner Joy. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.Fred Weiss
Joy 176kTwo views of ammunition handling in the magazines during March 1970.Ed Zajkowski
Joy 197kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Joy 141kSouth China Sea in 1971.Richard Albright
Joy 67kWest of Midway Island September 1975Dan Rieke
Joy 194kOne of her 5" Mounts at Auckland, New Zealand on October 19 1980.Chris Howell
Joy 131kIn the Pacific November 1980.Fred Weiss
Joy 119kUSS Turner Joy (DD-951) underway in the Pacific Ocean, November 1980. Photographed by PH3 Wicox, of Squadron VC-1 (Photo No NH 98260).Robert Hurst
Joy 92kPuget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, Jan 25 1990, laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility are the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones ( DDG 32 ), the guided missile destroyer USS Dacatur ( DDG 31) and the destroyer USS Turner Joy (DD 951). In the background at left is the attack aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31).Fred Weiss
Joy 43kBremerton, WA October 1990.Marc Piché
Joy 100kMuseum in Bremerton, WA July 1992.Marc Piché
Joy 22kCirca 2002, Bremerton, WA.-
Joy 81kA series of 36 images as she appeared in Bremerton, WA during the Spring of 2004.Robert Hall
Joy 109kAs above.Robert Hall
Joy 85kAs above, aft gun mount.Robert Hall
Joy 71kAs above, anchor locker.Robert Hall
Joy 65kAs above, berthing space.Robert Hall
Joy 33kAs above, DEsuperheater tubes.Robert Hall
Joy 30kAs above, the BT's communal table.Robert Hall
Joy 75kAs above, MM's communal table.Robert Hall
Joy 47kAs above, the Captain's motor whaleboat.Robert Hall
Joy 61kAs above, the Captain's motor whaleboat.Robert Hall
Joy 46kAs above, the Captain's Stateroom.Robert Hall
Joy 46kAs above, the chart room.Robert Hall
Joy 67kAs above, plot.Robert Hall
Joy 92kAs above, radio central.Robert Hall
Joy 94kAs above, deployment map.Robert Hall
Joy 74kAs above, emergency generator.Robert Hall
Joy 47kAs above, engine room.Robert Hall
Joy 65kAs above, engine room upper catwalk.Robert Hall
Joy 32kAs above, engineering berthing.Robert Hall
Joy 39kAs above, the EP-2 panel for the 5"54 gun mount. It is used to provide power to the gun mount's motors, (lower left side of the panel) assign the gun mount to "local," "OMC," or "remote" operation, select how ammunition is to be transferred to the gun, and to manually load ammunition by sequence using the buttons on the right side of the panel.Robert Hall/Ron Buchanan
Joy 86kAs above, throttle board.Robert Hall
Joy 53kAs above, forward/reverse engine control, main gear reduction.Robert Hall
Joy 53kAs above, main reduction gear.Robert Hall
Joy 69kAs above, the steering motors.Robert Hall
Joy 96kAs above, gun mount loading gear. Commonly named "carrier tubes," as this equipment "carries" the ammunition from the top of the lower hoist to the bottom of the upper hoist, wherein the complete round is raised into the cradle for transfer up the line.Robert Hall/Ron Buchanan
Joy 59kAs above, supply office.Robert Hall
Joy 69kAs above, ship's store.Robert Hall
Joy 39kAs above, encryption room.Robert Hall
Joy 75kAs above, machine shop.Robert Hall
Joy 48kAs above, machine shop.Robert Hall
Joy 98kAs above, specifications for the MK46 torpedo.Robert Hall
Joy 40kAs above, the MK46 torpedo.Robert Hall
Joy 61kAs above, the MK46 torpedo triple mount tubes.Robert Hall
Joy 73kAs above, the main mast.Robert Hall
Joy 81kAs above, the main mast.Robert Hall
Joy 62kAs above, the main mast.Robert Hall
Joy 36kFebruary 21 2008, the museum ship ex-DD-951 Turner Joy is displayed for tours on the city of Bremerton waterfront.CDR Pete Leenhouts, USN (Ret.)
Joy 174kEleven views of the Turner Joy as she appeared in September 2009.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 168kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 164kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 241kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 87kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 170kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 237kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 159kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 130kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 138kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 208kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 242kTwo views of the Turner Joy as she appeared in March 2010.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 198kAs above.Kendrick Johnsen
Joy 92kTen views of the Turner Joy as a museum ship.Tom Armstrong
Joy 217kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 176kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 262kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 212kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 176kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 200kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 197kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 206kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 182kAs above.Tom Armstrong
Joy 44kAs a museum ship in Bremeton on December 15 2012.tomcva64@gmail.com
Joy 92kShip's patchMike Smolinski
Joy 37kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Joy 123kShip's patch in granite.Robert Hall
Joy 90kShip's patch as Flag Ship of DesRon 13.Tom Gamstetter

USS TURNER JOY DD-951 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Ralph Strafford Wentworth Jr.    Aug 3 1959 - Jun 30 1961 (Later RADM)
CDR Carl Weston Coe    Jun30 1961 - Jul 17 1963
CDR Robert Chauncey Barnhart Jr.    Jul 17 1963 - May 1 1965
CDR Robert Brock McClinton    May 1 1965 - Oct 7 1966 (Later RADM)
CDR Edward Samuel Briggs    Oct 7 1966 - Oct 29 1968 (Later VADM)
CDR Roger Marlowe Sudduth    Oct 29 1968 - Jun 10 1970
CDR Richard Henry Jones    Jun 10 1970 - Dec 13 1971
CDR Robert Huntley Pidgeon    Dec 13 1971 - Apr 25 1973
LCDR William J. Hill    Apr 25 1973 - May 10 1973
CDR Richard Lee Madouse    May 10 1973 - May 23 1974
CDR Howard Veasey Shores    May 23 1974 - Dec 11 1976
CDR Charles John Cox    Dec 11 1976 - Oct 8 1977
CDR Gerrish Cecil Flynn    Oct 8 1977 - May 26 1979
CDR John August Bianco    May 26 1979 - Jun 16 1981
CDR Donald Lewis Abbey    Jun 16 1981 - Nov 22 1982

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Richard E. Asche
Address: 2599 E. Alaska Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: 360-871-9482
E-mail: REAsche@AOL.com


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Turner Joy website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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