Seen off West Seattle: USS Turner Joy, towed for maintenance


Thanks to Gary Jones for the photo! This is the USS Turner Joy, which, as he points out, is usually on display in Bremerton – it’s an official Naval Museum, decommissioned in 1982 after 23 years of service, including involvement in what became known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1964 (read the ship-specific history here).

Today, according to our friends at the Kitsap Sun, the Turner Joy is under tow to the Lake Union Drydock Company for about a month of maintenance work.

3 Replies to "Seen off West Seattle: USS Turner Joy, towed for maintenance"

  • HH February 2, 2017 (6:17 pm)

    Wonder if there’s a way to find out when it would be going through the locks for a close up look?

    • WSB February 2, 2017 (6:31 pm)

      It apparently has already passed through. Sorry we didn’t hear about this in advance – I need to check the Kitsap Sun more often for advance notice of interesting ships headed this way!

  • Dale February 2, 2017 (9:45 pm)

    That’s a very interesting part of our history. Played an instrumental role in our involvement in Vietnam. 

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