USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
Bremerton, WA

 USS Turner Joy (DD-951) was one of 18 Forrest Sherman-class destroyers of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Charles Turner Joy USN (1895-1956). 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.

Built at: Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company, Seattle, Washington


Keel laid: September 30, 1957
Launched: May 5, 1958
Commissioned: August 3, 1959
Length: 418.3 feet (127.5 meters)
Beam: 45.3 feet (13.8 meters)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 meters)
Displacement: 2,800 tons; approx. 4,000 tons full load
Propulsion system: four-1200 lb. boilers; two steam turbines; two shafts, Propellers: two
Speed: 32+ knots
Armament: Three 5-inch/54 caliber guns and two Mark 32 torpedo launchers that carry 6 Mark 46 torpedoes each
Aircraft: none
Crew: 17 officers, 275 enlisted
Decommissioned: November 22, 1982

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Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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