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U.S.S. CAPERTON

(DD-650)

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DD-650 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1943 Keel Date: 11 JAN 1943
at Bath Iron Works Bath ME
MAY 1943 Launch Date: 22 MAY 1943
JUL 1943 Commissioned: 30 JUL 1943
OCT 1955 - Shellback Initiation - 12 OCT 1955 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1955 - Shellback Initiation - 12 OCT 1955 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1960 Decommissioned: 27 APR 1960

DD-650 General Specifications

Class: Fletcher class destroyer

Named for: William B. Caperton

Complement: 319 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 2050 tons

Length: 376 feet 6 inches

Beam: 39 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 35 knots

Range: 6500 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as a target in the 1980s