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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 142 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
Bissell, Robert1959 – 1961MPlank owner...Loved the ship (my first of several) would love to hear from old crew members
Wingate, Larry1959 – 1963boiler room
Wilber, DavidFN2Apr 1959 – 1962M divisionPlank owner
Cole, RaySAAug 1959 – 1960Operations
Fox, William profile iconST1Aug 1959 – 1961ASWI retired from active duty in 1974 as a Senior Chief Sonar Technician. My last duty station was ASW School, San Diego. I eventually served in Five Destroyers and one tour in a Destroyer Tender. Twenty-two years total.
Cole, RaySA ET STRIKERAug 3, 1959 – Feb 1, 1960OperationsI was assigned to the TJ right out of boot camp, went through precom school, then up to Seattle, for commissioning. We made our shakedown cruise to Peru and back to Seattle. Was then transfered to ETA school. Was only a SN, at the time.
Elliott, CecilSNAug 3, 1959 – Nov 1, 1961Enjoyed my time on the Turner Joy and the cruises we took.
Carlson, GeraldBTFNAug 3, 1959 – Aug 10, 1960B I Was on the Turner Joy during the commissioning and the shake down cruise. Then They sent me to school at The Great Lakes
Norsworthy, JohnBT3Aug 3, 1959 – Feb 23, 1962EngineeringI was on the Turner Joy during the commissioning and the shake down cruise.
Gardner, John (Indian)BT3Sep 1959 – Mar 9, 1964after fire roomThis was my first and only ship. made two wespac tours. The time spent aboard the TJ will always be a special time in my life. I want to say hi to all the old buddies and the new shipmates that I met at the reunion in Seattle. Had a great time.
Manssen, RobertRD3Nov 5, 1959 – Oct 1961OIHad some good times. Been to several of the reunions. Would like to hear from shipmates from these years.
Perkins, FrankRD2Feb 1960 – May 1963O.IJust to say hello to all I served with.
Easton, BobSNDec 1960 – 19621st,I was a 17 year old kid when i went aboard.I learned & grew up a lot while on board. The best times of my life were in the Navy.We had the best crew in the Navy. Best wishes to everyone who served on the TJ.
Taylor, JerryFTG 3Jan 1961 – May 1965Fire ControlServed during 1964 battle as the radar operator on the gunnery crew.
Mc Cown, JerryTM 3Jan 1962 – Apr 1966Fox
Donham, C. WayneBT-2Apr 1, 1962 – Nov 30, 1963BGood Ship
Donham, C. WayneBT2Apr 1, 1962 – Nov 1, 1963B - DivisionGreat Ship, was proud to serve aboard her
James, Chadrd2Jun 10, 1962 – Sep 10, 1965OI2 westpac cruises and lots of memories - was there with the rest of the crew during 2 aug 1964. Yes it did happen.
Brunotte, John profile iconIC2Dec 23, 1962 – Feb 11, 1966RMay the sun be on your back with following seas. Best wishes to all my fellow shipmates. Made Wes-Pac cruises II & III; came aboard the day after TJ returned from Cruise I.
Bongiorno, Vincent1963 – 1967
Fuller, DaveRM21963 – 1964OC
Coffey, JohnSNJan 4, 1963 – Jan 4, 1964OI Division
Uetz, RobertF3Feb 15, 1963 – Jan 20, 1965MM
Lansing, SkeeterETR2Apr 13, 1963 – Oct 23, 1967Operations
Rowan, FrancisDC FNDec 20, 1963 – Jul 20, 1965Hi shipmates glad to see she is still around.
Harris, Thomas H. H.TM31964 – 1966Fox
Adelsbergerer, Richardshipfitter 3rd classJan 31, 1964 – Mar 5, 1966R gangLooking to talk to anyone on board on the night of october 25,1965
Dockham, MiloMMFN1965 – 1968MThis ship and crew saw alot of combat action and should have been award more metals and ribbons than what the Navy allowed her and her crew.
Marlitt, DougSn1965 – 1966boatswainsDeckape. Learned to paint. With grey. Grew up quickly. Fond memories - have forgotten all the crummy ones.
Ingram, DanBM 3Mar 20, 1965 – Jun 16, 19671stThe most rewarding experience of a life time. I have great memories of the times spent working,as well as time on liberty. Looking forward to attending a reunion in the near furture.
Windhorst, GeneETN2Jun 16, 1965 – Feb 26, 1969OE
Martin, Richard (Rick)FTG3Jul 1965 – Aug 19662ndCame aboard as brand new FTG3 July 65. WestPac/Vietnam 65/66. Lost some good friends/shipmates when Mt 53 blew doing NGFS. Great FT/GMs - partied a LOT. Reenlisted on board. Transferred to FT/B School 1966. Retired FTCM (E-9) 1985
Nichols, DennisRD2Jul 1965 – Aug 1967OIGreat ship Great shipmates Great times sailing all over the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand. 2 plus Westpac tours which created many fine memories
Benton, DouglasFTG3Jul 30, 1965 – Nov 8, 19672ndThe best of times and the worst of times
Alastra, JohnENFNSep 1965 – Jun 1969RHello to all my old running mates!
Packwood, WaltRD2Sep 12, 1965 – Sep 21, 1967OIThis was my first ship, first for a lot of things, west pac, Australia and New Zealand (oh ya) Hong Kong. Had a lot of good times and made some great friends
Irvine, PaulE4May 1966 – Sep 1969MHave survived two AO cancers..trying to find others on TJ during the west pac 1966-67 and 1968 and whether they have had health problems
Eagle, RobertSN, FN/EMJun 1966 – Dec 1967engineeringsttarted in deck force and ended up in the electrical gang. Thi9s was my second ship but favorite one. Made my first shellback trip on the TJ. Had some great memories here!
Harley, TomSK3Aug 1966 – Mar 1969Deck/SupplyMy first ship. Started as a "deck ape" and then tranfered to supply. Made two WESTPACS
Spencer, William (Bill)MM21967 – 1970EngineeringWorked in the After Engine Roome (Port engine and screw)
Swear, JohnSK21967 – 1969SupplyHave many fond memories. Just wanted to say hello to all my old shipmates. It was a great crew and command. This ship will always rank among the best experiences of my life.
Pitts, PatrickSTG2Jan 19, 1967 – Sep 30, 1971foxhpoping to contact fellow shipmates serving on board same time i was.
Smith, Charles "Smitty"BT 3Jan 31, 1967 – Jan 31, 1971Engineer
Kamensky, BelaRD3Aug 4, 1967 – Jun 12, 1968CICGreat ship with outstanding captain and crew. I loved to serve on this fighting ship.
Nutter, JackMMFNSep 1967 – Nov 1968M Division

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