Books

WWII War Diary of the USS Caperton.


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This is the largest book project ever undertaken by the Society! The complete diary for the WWII United States Naval Destroyer the USS Caperton. This Hardbound original edition produced by the Caperton Society contains images of over 700 actual pages of the War Diary from the time of the commissioning of the USS Caperton in July of 1943 until the surrender of the Japanese where the USS Caperton was present. Also included are the Action Reports for the actions the Caperton was involved in. The book includes a table of contents for access to the diary not only by month but also by Action Report. Note that due to the size and weight of this book there is a flat rate of $10 per book shipping charge. Hardback 8 1/2" x 11" format, 707 pages.
Price - $59.00    (Item CAP516)  
 

 

1953 World Cruise

Edited by Barend Steevels

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GM1 The USS Caperton, named after Admiral William Banks Caperton (E-8531) was a Destroyer built for World War II. Deactivated after the war, only to be reactivated again and used during the Korean conflict. This cruise book takes readers, in text and photos, from Newport RI, to the Far East, through the crew's role in the Korean conflict, and then to ports around the globe as they completed a World Cruise. This book contains some great pictures of both the USS Caperton and her crew. 86 pages.Long out of print, this Reprint is a high quality Scan of each of the original pages, professionally bound and published in Softcover, in the original 8 1/21 x 11" size.While I would prefer that it be purchased thru the paypal button on the page, I realize that not everyone is able/willing to do that. Therefore, IF you are a former sailor of the USS Caperton, and would like to pay by check, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will send you details on where to send the check
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Price - $ 16.99  (Item CAP510)

 

 


 

 

 

Organization and Readiness & The Ship's Orders

 

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This Book is actually comprised of two separate documents: The Organization Book; and the Ship's Order's. Combined they represent nearly 200 pages of insight into the daily life aboard the Destroyer U.S.S. Caperton.

The Organization and Readiness, Administrative Organization which includes Officer and Enlisted assignments, Watches, Mess, Berthing, Cleaning and Fueling; Emergency contingencies such as Fire, Collision, Man Overboard, Scuttling the ship, and Abandon Ship.

The Ship's Orders section contains 54 Orders which instruct on how to deal with everthing from tobacco ashes and butts, to handling of Secret and Confidential mail!

While I would prefer that it be purchased thru the paypal button on the page, I realize that not everyone is able/willing to do that. Therefore, IF you are a former sailor of the USS Caperton, and would like to pay by check, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will send you details on where to send the check.

 

Price - $19.00 (Item CAP515)