- Reunions of shipmates of various ships and stations have functions and memorial services aboard the USS TURNER JOY.
- Admission prices are reduced on certain days to permit visitors of modest means the opportunity to see our ship museum. Such announcements are made on our home page.
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!"
Click Here for complete Overnight Program information and registration form (PDF file).
Ship Reunions, Memorial Services,
The USS TURNER JOY is available for all types of Reunion Ceremonies, Memorial Services, and Transition Services.
Call us to discuss your plans (360) 792-2457
MEMORIAL SERVICE: The rate for holding a Memorial Service aboard the ship is $200. Memorial Services include seating, a podium, sound system, and taped music. Other services available include: color guard, rifle salute, and bugler - however, these are based upon availability at the time of reservation and cannot be guaranteed.
ENLISTMENT/RE-ENLISTMENT CEREMONIES: Enlistment and Re-enlistment ceremonies are free to all participants. We simply ask that should you invite your guests to tour the ship following the ceremony that they return to the Gift Shop and pay admission prior to proceeding. Those in uniform are free of charge at all times.
RETIREMENT CEREMONIES: Retirement ceremonies are free to all participants. However, should a retirement function occur following the ceremony, all stated rental policies and procedures apply. Additionally, we ask that should you invite your guests to tour the ship following the ceremony that they return to the Gift Shop and pay admission prior to proceeding. Those in uniform are free of charge at all times.
Click Here for Group Reservation Agreement