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  USS Turner Joy(DD-951)  

USS Turner Joy(DD-951), approx. 4050-ton(f.) Forrest Sherman class destroyer, was built at Seattle, Washington. After commissioning in August 1959 she cruised the Pacific coast to visit South America. In May of 1960 the destroyer steamed across the Pacific to begin the first of a dozen deployments to Asian waters. Read More...

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View a collection of USS Turner Joy photos contributed by shipmates and others including the U.S Navy Historical Center. View Photos...

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2014 Reunion Information(PDF)

Reunion 2014 - An Opportunity to Contribute

USS Turner Joy & Agent Orange Exposure
Rear Admiral Strat Wentworth

I regret to inform you that we lost our first Skipper today, Saturday 18 December at 1202 hours. REAR ADMIRAL STRAT WENTWORTH passed away after fighting serious illness for several months. He was at once a skillful sailor, patriot, seaman, husband, father, friend, Captain, and distinguished leader. Long will he be remembered for his dedication to Navy and Nation and as the Commander Officer of Turner Joy who established the traditions and standards of excellence that are his legacy to all of us. Ed Briggs

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The Turner Joy Reunion Group invites you to sign our guestbook or view entries made by other shipmates and friends. Visit the Guestbook...

Tonkin: Setting The Record Straight

  ©2012 Admiral Vasey, with permission

Video: The Record Set Straight
What's Wrong with the Tonkin Gulf History
Kitsap Business Journal Article (1990)
A tribute to Capt. Robert Barnhart, Jr.
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USS Turner Joy (DD-951) Reunion Group
Richard E. Asche, President
2599 E. Alaska Ave.
Port Orchard, Washington 98366