The remains of the USS Turner, DD-648, have been a popular site for Scuba divers for years. It lies in relatively shallow water. One diver, Richard Georgia, explored the site in August of 1967. While there, he recovered this mug. He researched the Turner and contacted us once he found our website.
Richard wanted someone familiar with the ship to have the cup. After talking with Dick Shanaberger, it was decided that the recovered mug should be sent to John McDonald, one of the few remaining DD-648 survivors.
In John's letter to Dick, he says "I want to thank you for thinking about me for the coffee mug. This mug is the only thing that I have from the USS Turner DD-648."
We'd like to thank Richard Georgia also.
Photo courtesy of John McDonald, DD-648