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USS Turner Joy (DD 951) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Turner Joy (DD 951). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 139 crew members registered for the USS Turner Joy (DD 951).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1974 | 1975 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Marks, Ed (Groucho)PNSN1975 – 1977OPSFor some of you, I was your favorite personelman-you know what I mean!!! Those were some of the best times of my life. Sure miss them now! I know you guys remember P.I.! Great times. Then glued to dock in San Diego!
Bishop, CarlSKSN1975 – 1977SupplyIt was my home away-from-home aboard this historical ship. Earn my Shellback and Golden Shellback in two consecutive Westpac tours. Commanded by CDR Howard Shores.
Kemsley, FrankBT1Mar 1, 1975 – Dec 30, 1980BLove this ship. She was my first and I could write journals of stories about my times aboard. B-Div was tight but you had to be tough. Some of the names I remember: CMD Bennett, Smitty, Schultz, Fearon, Kerry, Seltopher, Pistaco, Berry, Berube.
Chapa, SantosRM2Mar 24, 1975 – Dec 19, 1979OCMy first ship and duty station. Many good memories!
Bryant, Thomas/tommyMM3Jun 1975 – Dec 1975MDates are approximate. After engine room. LPO was Stewart,also remember Risinger,Presley,Heinert,Sweet,Crook,Watson. Did Pearl,Midway,Guam,PI,Singapore,Iran.Loved Alongapo.
O,neill, BrianSM3Aug 13, 1975 – Feb 27, 1979OPSIS'NT it funny as time goes by you just remember the good times. I just rememberd a bad time when i felt that drip in my shorts HaHa
Santiago, Ruben C.EM2Nov 1975 – Sep 1979EMy first ship. Did electrical work from the bow light to the wake light, and aircraft warning lt (underway) to a limit switch in the bilge. What an experience !!!
Roberts, CraigIC2Jun 1976 – Jun 1978EProud to have served on the Turner Joy despite engineering problems.
Richards, GreggET2Aug 1, 1976 – Nov 1, 1977OEMy first ship, my favorite. Tin Cans all the way!
Smith, Bob aka "Snuffy"MM2Sep 1, 1976 – Aug 28, 1980M Knew some great people on TJ Great memories of the PI on westpac
McNew, DanielBM3Sep 15, 1976 – Aug 6, 19771st
Smolinsky, LawrenceFTG31977 – 1978DeckGreat times aboard the TJ. Best times of my life!
Fry, RickyGMG2Apr 15, 1977 – Dec 19, 19802nd DivisionOf my 32 years in the Navy, The TJ was the best ship I ever served on. I have kept track of former shipmates, GMG2 Stabbe, GMG1 Dale, however I have not had any luck finding GMG2 Byers or the rest of my division,
Henderson, JimHT-2Jul 1977 – Jan 1980R-1 WANTED A WEST - PAC ON THE T. J. and we got the shipyards in long beach instead. made many friends here.Mike ostler, Mark stazak to name a couple. Any other R division,- electrician, HT-engineman,ANY SHIPMATES OUT THERE
Teetsel, ChuckFTG3Aug 1977 – Aug 25, 1978DeckSpent my last year in the Navy aboard the TJ. Longest time underway was being towed from San Diego to Long Beach where she was still in overhaul when I go out. Had a lot of fun with a great crew but would have preferred to be at sea.
Johnson, WilliamSTGCNov 15, 1977 – Jun 18, 1979AS Division
Hilbish, BillEW3Jan 1, 1978 – Nov 1, 1980OEI remember EW1 Bland, EW2 Aragon, ET3 Jacobs, EWSN Shimanski, Long Beach shipyard, the TJ Taxi, Captain Bianco.
Lathrop, LeeJun 6, 1978 – Nov 10, 1982MTO THE SHIPMATES THAT I HAVE SERVED WITH I HOPE LIFE AFTER OUR REMEMBERAL TOUR ONBOARD THE T.J. ,HAS ALLOWED YOU ALL TO PROSPER. AFTER RETIREMENT I OFTEN REFLECT THE ROUGH TIMES AS WELL AS THE GOOD THAT WE ENDURED. WE KEPT T.J.'s PROUD HISTORY ALI
Booth, ClydeSHSNOct 19, 1978 – Jul 30, 1980SupplyHello all, I am killer/danerous nickname. email me at sfooha@yahoo.com anyone who served durning this time is encouraged to write. Thanks
Bobb, AdamBT3Nov 10, 1978 – Oct 20, 1980EngineeringTo be a BT? You had to do it to understand it. If the BT's don't groove the ship don't move!
Phipps, DwaneEN31979 – 1981A-GANGthanks for the good times
Upton, Larry1979 – 1982S-1 SUPPLYLOOKING FOR SOME SHIPMATES WHO SERVED WITH ME DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. HAD SOME GREAT MEMORIES. WESTPACS/SOUTHPAC. I RETIRED FROM THE NAVY IN 1996, AND I RESIDE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. I LEFT AS A SK2. EMAIL ME AT LUPTON@NYCAP.RR.COM
Wiesner, Mark1979 – 1980O.I.Hello to all...this is the wheez coming at ya!!!! looking for anyone who served on the Turner Joy on the 1980 wespac...I have seen the T.J. web site and will travel the distance just to sit in my special spot...the little box at the bow
Wiesner, Mark1979 – 1981
Patrick, CorridanMM3Mar 1979 – Aug 21, 1982MMSalute to Captain Bianco, "Hi how ya doing?"
Turney, DavidBT3May 10, 1979 – Aug 30, 1981EngineeringI worked in the Aft fire room between 1979 and 1981. I went on the last West/South Pac Where I became a Shellback. It was very hard work, but was worth it. I remember working 23 hours, then 3 hours sleep then 18 more. May GOD bless those who serve.
Brennan, Joe Joe BobEN 2Jun 1979 – 1982a ganghad some of the best times on the tj
Davis, RichardBT1Jun 8, 1979 – Mar 2, 1981B
Callahan, JamesBM 3Sep 16, 1979 – Apr 19, 1983deckjust to say hellow to all turnerjoy shipmates
Toomer, OshedrickMM3Sep 25, 1979 – Nov 18, 1982M-DIV./ 1ST DIV.The Turner Joy was my first ship in navy. I think about the crew alot on that ship. I made the last two westpac's on TJ. 1980 and 1982. The TJ. was one of my, best ships in the navy. My god bless all, my old shipmates.
Schofield, RandyBTOct 1979 – Mar 1982bwhat's up fellow snipes. i often think back to those two and a half years i spent aboard tj.the work was very hard ,but friends and liberty call made i very memorable. i'll never forget the first cruise to austrailia and new zealand,wow.
Laemmel, ShaneMR3Oct 15, 1979 – Sep 15, 1982AC/RBest Friends BT2 Scott Uline STG3 E.Buckner RMSN Wheeler BTFN Arno Smith MR1 Nole Fune MR3 Perry Dugay MM3 Eagling EN3 MacAvoy EN3 Brennan Tombs Jose Mangabat Pedro Magistrado Jun Cruz Pete Rose Capt J.A.Bianco was the coolest!
Thornton, JoeMM3Nov 1979 – Sep 1983MGreat Memories in aft Engine Room
Copeland, MichaelBTFN1980 – 1982B DivisionHad good and bad times aboard T.J. but I wouldn't trade them in for anything . Old friend and shipmate feel free to contact me here or on Facebook .
Carlson, LaneRM21980 – 1982OCBeen back to see the old gal a couple times and she still looks great! I miss my buddies in the RadioShack and all my other pals like "Battleship" Bob Dultz, FTG2 John Raskopf and GMG2 Mark Blaha.
Arnette, RickTm31980 – 1982foxSo glad to have been apart of the crew.Went thru some rough times ( did not want to grow up) but wouldn't trade it for the world. The memories I get to share with my family and friends are priceless. Thanks to all
Davis, Big AlBT3Jan 1980 – 1982BNever through I would tier up over a ship....but there you go. best wishes to all, from Big AL of B-divison
Powell, Roy "Tex"QM3Jan 2, 1980 – 1983ONMissing the good old days onboard the TJ.
Lambert, AlanFTG2Feb 1980 – Mar 19822ndAnd how much fun was this? TOOOOOO much. My first ship of many and always the best. Even went to Bremerton and toured her. You'd be suprised that even some nuts bolts and screws i remember missing still are.
Longbrake, Joseph DilmanFTGCMay 1980 – Aug 19812ndBest Fire Control and Gunners Mate crews I have ever been proud to serv with
McAdow, Robbin BTFNMay 1980 – 1982B DivisionI agree with Randy, we had a good time but lots of hard work. Miss them guys
Wiesner, MarkOSSNJun 1980 – May 1981scope-dopei look back to "those days" with both a happy..and yet a heavy heart. it was a hard time in my life and i had no direction...thank god i had friends like "fogle" and "dills" to help me out.went on the west-pac and actu
Lyons, WilliamBT3Jun 10, 1980 – 1982BI had a great time aboard the TJ, alot of work and alot of good times on the beach. I hope all the crew I was on board with are doing great and remeber our youth aboard as a great time.
King, StanHM1Jul 1980 – Nov 1982ONDarn!
Eagling, David (Dave)MM2Jul 16, 1980 – Nov 25, 1982A-Division (A-Gang)I caught the TJ at Subic Bay P.I. in '80 on the way to So. Pac. Stayed on her until she was decommissioned. I was one the last few crewmen to walk her decks as an active warship. I put my finger through the hull.
Reid, JoeQM3Nov 1, 1980 – Sep 1, 1982ONTJ was the first ship I served on, guess you could say I grew up there. Made the last West-Pac on her and transferred off just before decommissioning. It was a good ship and I served with a great crew....hope to hear from some of you.
Darrel Fitzgerald, DarrelBTFNDec 1980 – Feb 1982B divisionRemembering the good times and all the hard work we put in over the years. the west pac. and the places we went . lot of good fun with good friends.
Porter, BuckGMG21981 – Oct 1982SecondWas just thinking back of several good friends& times I had on the TJ. What a great bunch of people! Hope all are doing well. Blaha, O'Leary,Lambert etc....
Blaha, MarkGMG2Jan 3, 1981 – Nov 22, 1982WeaponsMy first ship and first West Pac was aboard the Turner Joy. I was prooud of what she stood for all and and her history. As a Mk 42 Gunners Mate, it was the perfect platform for my first tour. Still Think about Rascoff and Lane.
Brezinsky, Robert Bob SkimmfnFeb 1, 1981 – Feb 1, 1983m divisoni finally sobered up going on 4 years T.J's last cruse over seas that was awsome, glad i made it!!
Bryant, Lyndon (Bear)BMMay 20, 1981 – Mar 6, 1983Deck
Rosengarth, PaulSMSNOct 1981 – Nov 1982OCFirst ship. What a sobering experience to be on a ship older than I was at the time. I was on the last West Pac and was part of the decommissioning team. Was a sad day when we lowered the colors. Hearing about the museum brought was "joy"fu
Hudock, JosephHNMar 25, 1982 – Nov 10, 1982NAVWhat a trip working with Stan! TAVO!!

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