Monday, November 11, 2013

A Visit to USS Turner Joy (DD 951)

Still finding pictures of the Seattle trip in early April. Hopefully, I will get both Seattle and Charlotte out of my system before heading to Las Vegas during Thanksgiving week. Today is Veteran's Day. It is special to me because I served in the United States Navy from 1990 to 1994. I was on the USS Kidd (DDG-993) and the USS Truxtun (CGN-35). I have no hero stories, I was a Yeoman Third Class and was Desert Storm in 1991 onboard KIDD I typed my way through that and another six-month deployment onboard Truxtun. Nothing big.

Anyway, don't want to bore you with my sea stories, when I was in Seattle I took a trip over to Bremerton (where I was stationed for two years) and they have the USS Turner Joy (DD-951) docked there as a museum. USS Turner Joy began her service in 1960 and was retired in 1982:

USS Turner Joy
One of the five-inch guns 
The Forecastle five-inch gun

A five inch shell
The mess decks
Part of the turbines that powered the ship
Part of the Combat Information Center (CIC)
The helm and lee helm on the bridge
Part of berthing
A better view of berthing
To all those who have served and serving now, a BIG THANK YOU for your service,

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