Upcoming Events


Live Aboard Program

The Bremerton Historic Ships Association takes exceptional pride in providing the Vietnam Era destroyer USS TURNER JOY for your appreciation. Visiting this historic vessel is one way to enjoy its past, but can’t compare to remaining on board overnight to fully appreciate the firepower and excellent shipboard construction that US Navy crews have experienced over the many years when this fine ship steamed in support of our nation’s defense.

Now you can go back in time and imagine yourself stationed on the bridge during combat or in Combat Information Center during one of the ship’s many missions on the line providing naval gunfire support off the coast of Vietnam. Perhaps you were standing watch during a night underway replenishment or while providing plane guard duties for one of the Navy’s aircraft carriers such as the USS HORNET.

Experience eating meals in the crew’s galley, and sleeping in the crew’s quarters. Your night aboard the USS TURNER JOY will be an adventure you will never forget.

While aboard Turner Joy you and your fellow crewmembers will be considered shipmates. The term shipmate comes with it the rich heritage of the United States Navy where each crewmember is expected to act and serve along with and side by side his or her friend both in duties assigned and on liberty. You can count on your shipmates to support you in all you do while on board the USS TURNER JOY.

We at the Bremerton Historic Ships Association have made a considerable effort to maintain this famous destroyer in a manner that anyone who served aboard would be proud to see. We hope you enjoy the enormous effort that has gone into the ship’s restoration. Please refer to, and read in its entirety, the information below so as to receive the maximum benefit from your stay aboard the USS TURNER JOY and experience what it was like to be “haze gray and underway!”

 Live Aboard PACKAGE

Group Events


Group Reservations

The USS TURNER JOY is available for all types of Memorial and Transition Services. For more information, download the Group Reservation Package.

Want an unusual place to have your next meeting?  How about one with guns? Team-building in the strong navy tradition! Rent meeting space on the historic USS TURNER JOY!


  • Wardroom: 13 persons
  • CPO Mess: 16 persons
  • Crew’s Mess: 60 persons


  • Tours before or after the meeting.
  • WiFi Hot Spot
  • Cellular Coverage
  • A/V Equipment Available

Group Reservation Information


Group Tours

Group Tour Reservations

The USS TURNER JOY is available for tours for larger groups.   Tour guides based on availability.  For more information, download the Tour Reservation Package

Group Tour Application






Visitor Photo Album

"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea."
Honore de Balzac