Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council Navy League of the US

USS Turner Joy Haunted Ship


The USS Turner Joy (DD 951), a museum ship located on the Bremerton waterfront, will soon undergo its annual transformation from museum ship to haunted ship.

This transformation occurs at the end of October each year to become a haunted ship open to the public to celebrate Halloween. Volunteers are now busy planning the ninth annual event to take you on the horrific tour of: Tormented Tales – Island of the Dolls. The theme this year is inspired by a real, “live” island of the dolls:

The haunted ship will welcome visitors beginning Oct. 27 through Nov. 1. Monday through Thursday hours are 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours are 6 p.m. – midnight. This event is not recommended for children under age 8. This event also helps collect food for the local food bank. Donate a non-perishable item and receive a $1 off admission. Last year yielded over 400 pounds of food.

Local Bremerton merchants generously provide materials, food and advertising material and volunteers give countless hours to plan and execute the event. In addition to the wonderful scary and exciting ship tour, the small admission fee will help secure the necessary money to accomplish a mandatory dry-dock availability for hull inspection and preservation due in two years.

The USS Turner Joy (DD-951), famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War, is now maintained and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association.

It’s located at 300 Washington Beach Ave., Bremerton. For more information call 360-792-2457 or email information is available at

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