In The News

On this page you will find articles, both old and current about the USS Caperton. Where possible, the article will include a link to the original newspaper clipping at the end of the article with the credits.

Dunbar Sailor Aids In Demilitarization of Japanese Forces

Ralph Edwin Dunn, Motor Machinist's mate, second class, of Dunbar, R. D. 1, took part in the occupation and demilitarization of Japan while serving on the destroyer USS Caperton, which sailed into Japan's home water as a unit of Task Forces 35 and 53.

Damn the Torpedoes!

Destroyer Caperton was World War II workhorse

One of the first ships to enter Japan's Tokyo Bay at the end of World War II was the destroyer Caperton (DD 650). While some crew members believe their ship claims the honor of "first in," absolute proof likely is an illusive goal.

Shad Point Man Cited for Distinguished Service

Carroll Penn Marshall, 21-year-old Shad Point sailor, a veteran of naval action in the Marianas, the Gilberts and Marshalls, Saipan, and Truk, has been commended by his destroyer squadron commander for distinguished service aboard the destroyer USS Caperton.