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Joy (S. P. 643)

(SP-643: t. 41; l. 93'; b. 11'; dr. 4'; s. 23 k.; cpl. 12; a. 1 mg.)

A former name retained.

Joy (S. P. 643), ex-Dodger, was built by B. F. Wood, City Island, N.Y. in 1905, and acquired by the Navy in June 1917 from her owners, T. M. Jones, and P. C. Kauffman of Newport, R.I.

The motor yacht was assigned to the 2d Naval District, Newport, R.I., and was used on patrol only a short time before being declared unserviceable. She was finally returned to her owners 6 May 1919.


Joy (DD-951) was renamed Turner Joy (q.v.) 26 July 1957 prior to being launched 5 May 1958.

Published: Mon Feb 08 14:20:14 EST 2016