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USS Turner Joy (DD-951) was one of 18 Forrest Sherman-class destroyers of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Charles Turner Joy USN (1895–1956). Commissioned in 1959, she spent her entire career in the Pacific. She participated extensively in the Vietnam War, and was one of the principal ships involved in the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
Decommissioned in 1982, she is now a museum ship in Bremerton, Washington.
The ship’s popularity among paranormal enthusiasts may stem from its mention in the book that inspired W.A.P.S.’s investigation, Jeff Dwyer’s “Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Seattle and Puget Sound,” which was published in the summer of 2008. Many ghost hunters have spent the night, encountering a number of strange things, and possibly ghosts from the ships historic past.
We investigated the Turner Joy on Oct 1, 2011. Our report will be coming soon.
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