USS Turner Joy - Sick Bay

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The Sick Bay is where the crew was treated tor their health problems. While at sea, surgery world only be performed in the case of an emergency. This ship did not carry a medical doctor – only an enlisted hospital corpsman trained for independent duty. He hospital corpsman was commonly referred to as “Doc” and was available 24 hours a day. There were regular daily sick call hours, but emergencies were treated at any time.