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Robert Manssen Robert Manssen from Kahului wrote on June 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm:
Served on TJ from Nov1959 to mid 1961. RD3. Went to Harry E Hubbard DD748 after that till separation. TJ was the best.
Served on TJ from Nov1959 to mid 1961. RD3. Went to Harry E Hubbard DD748 after that till separation. TJ was the best.
jon spencer jon spencer from kingsford wrote on June 23, 2020 at 3:52 am:
Here is a link to the TJ's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/99181925648/ This is mostly for crew members and is another way to keep in touch.
Here is a link to the TJ's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/99181925648/ This is mostly for crew members and is another way to keep in touch.
jon spencer jon spencer from kingsford wrote on June 23, 2020 at 3:42 am:
On the new homepage, can you make the info box in the drone footage able to be turned off. It stays there in both Safari and Chrome. The footage is very good, but the box interferes with seeing the ship. Thanks J-H.S.
On the new homepage, can you make the info box in the drone footage able to be turned off. It stays there in both Safari and Chrome. The footage is very good, but the box interferes with seeing the ship. Thanks J-H.S.
Jim Chester Jim Chester from string:CARSON CITY wrote on June 3, 2020 at 3:35 pm:
This is for Mike Williams USAF Historian from Carlisle, Iowa. I am very interested in that shell casing with documentation. It has been missing for over 20 years and we would like to get it back so it can go to a National Museum. Please contact me at 775-887-0147 ASAP>>>>Thanks!
This is for Mike Williams USAF Historian from Carlisle, Iowa. I am very interested in that shell casing with documentation. It has been missing for over 20 years and we would like to get it back so it can go to a National Museum. Please contact me at 775-887-0147 ASAP>>>>Thanks!
Gary Roberts Gary Roberts from Edgewood , Kentucky wrote on April 8, 2020 at 5:16 am:
Great job Chad, Stay safe
Great job Chad, Stay safe
Bob Calhan Bob Calhan from Novato wrote on April 7, 2020 at 2:16 pm:
I was on the Turner Joy from 1970 to 1972 I was a Machinist Mate and worked in both Main control and #2 Engine room. Made a lot of good friends and had a great learning experience back then. I haven't been able to come up and see the ship but I'm planning on it later this year.
I was on the Turner Joy from 1970 to 1972 I was a Machinist Mate and worked in both Main control and #2 Engine room. Made a lot of good friends and had a great learning experience back then. I haven't been able to come up and see the ship but I'm planning on it later this year.
Chad James Chad James from redmond wrote on April 1, 2020 at 5:06 pm:
Welcome everyone to this new website
Welcome everyone to this new website
Chad James Chad James from redmond wrote on March 23, 2020 at 9:45 am:
Hello - we have a new look to our website!
Hello - we have a new look to our website!
Chad James Chad James from redmond wrote on March 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm:
Enjoy our new website and Reunion information concerning Rules and Regulations. Please respond if you have new information concerning the passing of a shipmate.
Enjoy our new website and Reunion information concerning Rules and Regulations. Please respond if you have new information concerning the passing of a shipmate.
Frank spero Frank spero from Evanston wyo wrote on November 26, 2019 at 8:09 pm:
To those seeking info on Ken Garrison. I was a qm3 and 2 aboard 66 to 68. Ken was my best friend aboard. In 1970 we served together again in Long Beach as craftmasters on 72 foot torpedo retriever boats. K left the service and went to work Naval Undersea and Research Center whom we worked in conjunction with. Ken retired from there and last I knew he stayed in the San Diego area. I was proud of the TJ and Capt. Briggs whom it was honor to have as a skipper. I was on the bridge during the shelling of the TJ. I had the privilege to provide relative bearings to the gun crews from the port alidade. Thanks... Read more
To those seeking info on Ken Garrison. I was a qm3 and 2 aboard 66 to 68. Ken was my best friend aboard. In 1970 we served together again in Long Beach as craftmasters on 72 foot torpedo retriever boats. K left the service and went to work Naval Undersea and Research Center whom we worked in conjunction with. Ken retired from there and last I knew he stayed in the San Diego area. I was proud of the TJ and Capt. Briggs whom it was honor to have as a skipper. I was on the bridge during the shelling of the TJ. I had the privilege to provide relative bearings to the gun crews from the port alidade. Thanks to all that I served with during my time aboard.
Willie Mendiola Willie Mendiola from San Antonio Tx wrote on November 4, 2019 at 3:23 pm:
For all my ship mates that served abroad the Tj during 1971-1975 and before . Bill HR-299 has finally become law.
For all my ship mates that served abroad the Tj during 1971-1975 and before . Bill HR-299 has finally become law.
John Hart John Hart wrote on September 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm:
Heather Lansing, I knew your husband, we rarely used first names, but saddened to learn of his passing. He was a ET and a great guy, always smiling.
Heather Lansing, I knew your husband, we rarely used first names, but saddened to learn of his passing. He was a ET and a great guy, always smiling.
Eric Holbrook Eric Holbrook from Jacksonville Florida wrote on July 23, 2019 at 5:36 pm:
If you make it to the Turner Joy in Bremerton Washington... Look up inside the light over the chart table on the starboard side of the bridge. QM3 Holbrook is inscribed there from 1982. I re-enlistet on that bridge as a Chief Quartermaster (Submarines) in about 1997. I retired as a Senior Chief in 2004.
If you make it to the Turner Joy in Bremerton Washington... Look up inside the light over the chart table on the starboard side of the bridge. QM3 Holbrook is inscribed there from 1982. I re-enlistet on that bridge as a Chief Quartermaster (Submarines) in about 1997. I retired as a Senior Chief in 2004.
EricHolbrook EricHolbrook from Jacksonville Fl wrote on July 23, 2019 at 5:19 pm:
1980 - 1982; Last Westpac, Went into the de-com. Transferred to DDG-13 Hoel. Couple of years there then the USS Oldendorf DD 972. Couple of years there then shore duty as Military Police in Subic. After that, 16 years on 5 submarines. In all, about 24 years. It all started on "TJ".
1980 - 1982; Last Westpac, Went into the de-com. Transferred to DDG-13 Hoel. Couple of years there then the USS Oldendorf DD 972. Couple of years there then shore duty as Military Police in Subic. After that, 16 years on 5 submarines. In all, about 24 years. It all started on "TJ".
Heather Lansing Heather Lansing from Ballston Spa wrote on July 17, 2019 at 7:24 am:
My husband, Harold “Skeeter “ Lansing served on the Turner Joy from 1964-1967. He recently passed. I would like to learn more about his time on the TJ. Are there any of you who served during that time?
My husband, Harold “Skeeter “ Lansing served on the Turner Joy from 1964-1967. He recently passed. I would like to learn more about his time on the TJ. Are there any of you who served during that time?
Stephen Moran Stephen Moran from Sherwood, OR wrote on July 8, 2019 at 11:20 am:
My wife and I toured the TJ on Saturday 7-6-19 in Bremerton, WA. The old girl was clean, but showing her age. I was able to tour Gun Plot where I worked 40 years ago... It was worth the trip. The tour helped me remember and appreciate the past crews' service, and the legacy of the TJ. She served us well.
My wife and I toured the TJ on Saturday 7-6-19 in Bremerton, WA. The old girl was clean, but showing her age. I was able to tour Gun Plot where I worked 40 years ago... It was worth the trip. The tour helped me remember and appreciate the past crews' service, and the legacy of the TJ. She served us well.
Mike Williams, USAF retired historian Mike Williams, USAF retired historian from Carlisle, IA wrote on June 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm:
Had a guy call me today and said he bought an empty shell casing from last shell fired from naval vessel from Vietnam war, at a garage sale. Supposedly has written documentation it is authentic. Anyone enlighten me on this subject?
Had a guy call me today and said he bought an empty shell casing from last shell fired from naval vessel from Vietnam war, at a garage sale. Supposedly has written documentation it is authentic. Anyone enlighten me on this subject?
Hal Settle Hal Settle from Mesquite, Texas wrote on May 11, 2019 at 10:14 pm:
I was onboard the TJ as the TechRep for the FLIR & Laser system. I can still remember the nights we went into those (N. Vietnam) bays several times each night, while being barraged by their shore batteries and only hit us a few times. Exciting times those were. You guys were great.
I was onboard the TJ as the TechRep for the FLIR & Laser system. I can still remember the nights we went into those (N. Vietnam) bays several times each night, while being barraged by their shore batteries and only hit us a few times. Exciting times those were. You guys were great.
Gene Smith Gene Smith wrote on May 4, 2019 at 5:40 pm:
I was on board 73-75. I was GMG3. Worked for Chief Blaney. Great memories.
I was on board 73-75. I was GMG3. Worked for Chief Blaney. Great memories.
Herb Probst III Herb Probst III from Lock Haven wrote on March 2, 2019 at 5:09 pm:
My Dad, Herb Probst Jr. proudly served on the TJ from July 1966 through December 1967. He returned the flag that is on display in the Chief's Mess at the current TJ museum ship in Bremerton. He was very proud of his time on the TJ and spoke of it often. He passed away on March 1, 2019. I felt the need to post this in case any of his old shipmates remember him.
My Dad, Herb Probst Jr. proudly served on the TJ from July 1966 through December 1967. He returned the flag that is on display in the Chief's Mess at the current TJ museum ship in Bremerton. He was very proud of his time on the TJ and spoke of it often. He passed away on March 1, 2019. I felt the need to post this in case any of his old shipmates remember him.