"The Truth About Tonkin"
(See P. Paterson, pp. 52-59, February 2008 Naval History)
Commander William Buehler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
I was in the USS Maddox (DD-731) as ops officer during the Tonkin incidents. I had the deck and conn during both attacks and wrote the action reports and also was part of the group in Subic Bay interviewed by various agencies after the incident.
Lieutenant Commander Paterson's article noted that the Turner Joy (DD-951) had no torpedo contacts. That was true regarding her sonar, which had virtually no passive ability. However, the director crew and their officer in charge, Lieutenant (junior grade) John Barry, saw a torpedo pass close aboard paralleling their course. What follows is the background regarding their sighting.