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USS Turner Joy (DD-951)

American destroyer APNS Turner Joy (DD-951) underway on May 9th, 1964.

The Forrest Sherman-class destroyers were the first American post-war destroyers (DD-927 to DD-930 were completed as destroyer leaders). Commissioned beginning in 1953, these ships served until the late 1980s. Their weaponry underwent considerable modification during their years of service. Four were converted to guided missile destroyers.

Three ships of the class have become museum ships, nine have been sunk in training exercises, and the others have been scrapped or are scheduled to be scrapped.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1955-1988
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 418 feet (127.41 meters)
    • Beam: 45 feet (13.72 meters)
    • Draft: 22 feet (6.71 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,800 tons (Standard); 4,050 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 333 (15 officers and 318 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 4 x Cranberry EC boilers, 4 x Fairfield EC steam turbines, 2 x shafts. 70,000 shp (52,500 kW)
  • Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 32.5 knots (60.19 km/h)
  • Armament (Original Configuration):
    • 3 x 5"/54-caliber Mk.42 naval guns
    • 4 x 3"/50-caliber Mk.22 anti-aircraft guns
    • 2 x Mk.10/11 Hedgehog ASW mortars
    • 4 x 21" torpedo tubes

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Forrest Sherman (DD-931)
  • APNS John Paul Jones (DD-932/DDG-32)
  • APNS Barry (DD-933) - Museum ship in Washington City
  • APNS Curtis Wilbur (DD-934)
  • APNS Laboon (DD-935)
  • APNS Decatur (DD-936/DDG-31)
  • APNS Davis (DD-937)
  • APNS Jonas Ingram (DD-938)
  • APNS Porter (DD-939)
  • APNS Manley (DD-940)
  • APNS Du Pont (DD-941)
  • APNS Bigelow (DD-942)
  • APNS Blandy (DD-943)
  • APNS Mullinix (DD-944)
  • APNS Hull (DD-945)
  • APNS Edson (DD-946) - Museum ship in Bay City, Great Lakes
  • APNS Somers (DD-947/DDG-34)
  • APNS Morton (DD-948)
  • APNS Parsons (DD-949/DDG-33)
  • APNS Richard S. Edwards (DD-950)
  • APNS Turner Joy (DD-951) - Museum Ship in Bremerton, Pacifica

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