Fletcher Class Destroyer:
Displacement:   2,325 tons (2,924 tons full load).
Length:   376' 5"
Beam:   39' 7"
Draught:   13' 9"
Machinery:   Four Babcock & Wilcox boilers; 2-shaft
G.E.C.   geared turbines.
Performance:   60,000 shp for 38 knots.
Bunkerage:   492 tons
Range:   6,500 nautical miles at 15 knots.
Guns:   Five 5"; four 20mm; four 1.1"
Torpedoes:   Ten 21"


May 22, 1943 The U.S.S. Caperton (DD-650) was launched from Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.
July 30, 1943 she was commissioned by Commander W. J. Miller.
October 8, 1943 the Caperton sailed from Boston.
November 6, 1943 the Caperton arrived at Pearl Harbor.
November 28-29, 1943 The Caperton delivered explosives at Funafuti, Ellice Islands.
November 30, 1943 through January 7, 1944 The Caperton covered the Gilbert Islands through patrol
January 8, 1944 The caperton put back to Pearl Harbor
January 30, 1944 The Caperton joined in the bombardment of Kwajalein
March 15, 1944 Cleared Espiritu Santo for the air operations covering the invasion of Emirau Island, then sailed for Palau, Yap, Woleai, and Ulithi in late March
June 6, 1944 The caperton sortied from Majuro for the Marianas operation.
June 25, 1944 The Caperton shelled and sunk a cargo ship in Apra Harbor. She then operated in the Marianas through July.
August 30, 1944 The Caperton left Eniwetok to rendezvous with TF 38 for the return to the Philippines.
December 18, 1944 The Caperton recovered the injured and survivors from the Reno who was torpedoed on November 4.
May through June 1945 The Caperton served picket duty off Okinawa.
June 29, 1945 The Caperton rejoined TF 38 for the final air strikes on the Japanese home islands.
July 6, 1949 The Caperton was decommissioned at Charleston, S.C.
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