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Naval officer

Charles Turner Joy, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit with 3 gold stars, Commendation Ribbon; Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal (Army), Distinguished Service Medal (Navy) Bronze Star; Commander British Empire.


Joy, Charles Turner was born on February 17, 1895 in St. Louis. Son of Duncan and Lucy (Turner) Joy.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1916. Master of Science (graduate work in explosive engineering), University of Michigan, 1922.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1916, and advanced through the grades to vice admiral, 1949. Served in United States Ship Pennsylvania, 1916-1920. Executive officer United States Ship Pope, 1925-1926.

In United States Ship California, 1928-1931. Commanded United States Ship Litchfield, 1933-1938. Executive officer United States Ship Indianapolis, 1940-1941.

Operations officer, staff of Vice Admiral Wilson Brown, 1941-1942. Commanded United States Ship Louisville, 1942-1943. On duty commander in chief headquarters, 1943-1944.

Commanded Cruiser Division 6, 1944-1945. Commanding Amphibious Group 2, 1945, Task Force 73 in Chinese waters, 1945-1946. Commanding Naval Proving Ground, 1946-1949.

Commander Naval Forces, Far East, 1949-1952. Senior delegate United Nations commissioned delegation to Korean Armistice Conference, 1951-1952. Superintendent United States Naval Academy, since 1952.


Clubs: Chevy Chase (Maryland.).


Married Martha Ann Chess, October 16, 1924. Children: Charles Turner, David Duncan, Mary Martha.

Duncan Joy

Lucy (Turner) Joy

Martha Ann Chess

Charles Turner Joy

David Duncan Joy

Mary Martha Joy