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“What an opportunity to see and be apart of a real Naval Destroyer!”

USS Turner Joy Museum Ship
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Bremerton
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Orlando
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What an opportunity to see and be apart of a real Naval Destroyer!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

The U.S. Turner Joy is located in the harbor of Bremerton, Washington. It has a spectacular view of Puget Sound and the Bremerton Terminal and Washington State Ferry. It is a self guided walking tour where you can tour the Historic Naval Destroyer at your own pace, but can also sign up for guided tours also. There are location maps throughout the ship to help you through your trip along with staff to help answer questions and to help point you in the right directions. They offer programs for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Programs along with Adult and Military Organizational Programs to either help with maintenance & upkeep or to have learning sessions and activities. There is an admission fee to go onto the boat. Need to wear sip resistant shoes and be prepared for a lot of walking with some very narrow and steep ladder like steps. Definitely, we'll worth the time and the exercise!! The entrance also offers a nice little gift shop, too, but shop after touring the destroyer.

Visited September 2013
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Seattle
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“Turner Joy made history”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Turner Joy is a Navy destroyer built in 1958 in the Bremerton shipyard. It was later involved in the so-called Gulf of Tonkin Incident that led to the Vietnam war. The ship was decommissioned in 1982. It is in very good shape and visitors can walk (climb) on the main deck and some below deck areas. It is an eye opener to how sailors lived and worked in such small, cramped areas. See the movie, the Caine Mutiny (1954) with Humphrey Bogart first. The Turner joy was a bigger destroyer than the one in the movie, but you can almost imagine Bogart and his crew at sea.

Check online at: www.ussturnerjoy.org

Visited July 2013
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Forest Grove, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little bit of history”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We loved the self-guided tour and also that there were people on board to answer any questions we had along the way. It was interesting to find out there are active service personnel living on board the vessel. It was amazing to get a little peek into the history of what sea life was like back then.

Visited September 2013
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Davis, CA
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Interesting and well presented”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

The USS Turner Joy is a Vietnam battleship, in fact the battleship that "started" the Vietnam conflict. I'll let you read whatever version of that history that rings true for you, but history aside, if you haven't been on a battleship lately, you won't want to miss the Turner Joy. You can wander the ship seeing the mess halls (one for the enlisted guys and a much finer one for the officers), the post office, the navigation equipment, damage control room (where they store the equipment to repair the ship if it gets hit), the sick bay and more. There are descriptions and explanations of each area. You could whizz through quickly and get the gist or spend hours exploring every detail. We had a great time there.

Visited August 2013
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must see if you are in Bremerton!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was a great self led tour through history our 4 and 7 year old really enjoyed walking through the ship as well. A must see if you are near it is only open until 6pm, take about 2 hours to go through you really must see this fantastic ship.

Visited August 2013
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