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“Checking out the Turner Joy”

Bremerton Historic Ships Association
Ranked #13 of 36 things to do in Bremerton
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Owner description: This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy, currently open to the public.
Reviewed February 3, 2007

We tend to enjoy military history, so we could not pass up a chance to check out the real Turner Joy, the destroyer made famous by being the first and last ship in the Vietnam War. Decommissioned now, it sits in the Bremerton dock waiting for visitors.

We went in the off-season, so it was chilly and not too many other people were around. It cost $8 to go in, and you can spend as much time looking around the ship as you like. Usually the tour is self-guided, but for us a retired Navy Sailor/current volunteer with the Historical society offered to give us a guided tour. What a treat! He told us all about life on board a ship for a sailor then and today, and explained what all the pipes and big mechanical things on board the ship did. It took about two hours and was one of the best tours we have ever had.

If you are going to check it out, in case you can't get a guided tour you might want to read up on Turner Joy history at Wikipedia: [----]

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