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I have added two new CD Books to the CD Books page. The first one, loaned to me by Fred Bandy, is a book about the WWII era destroyer, USS Caperton as it sailed around the world during the Korean conflict. Named after Admiral William Banks Caperton, it has some great photos and stories of life aboard a destroyer.
The Second Book is also a cruise book. This book, Titled "A Squadron of the United States Navy" is about a squadron under Admiral William Banks Caperton (E-8531) and their travels around Latin America in 1917, including the flagship cruiser USS Pittsburgh and the light cruisers Frederick, Pueblo, and South Dakota. Includes sections on "growing anti-German sentiment" and a one-page reprint of an article by Herbert Quick titled "What is a Pro-German", which makes the assertion that the German government was funding the I.W.W. and other American radical groups. A great book to give you a flavor of the times the Admiral lived in.

Numerous updates to site:
*Added a new hypothesis on the origins of the Caperton's by Troy Caperton, to the Origins page
*repaired the broken link to Earl Hawkins site on the USS Caperton
*Repaired the broken link to the photo gallery on the USS Caperton side
*Added a new site statistics page with graph showing site usage
*updated the site map

I have also begun adding photos to the gallery. I have many to add and am a bit backlogged, so if you sent me a photo recently, you should see it in the new gallery shortly.

I have begun using new photo gallery software. It is called Image Arcadia and will allow more flexibility in the way I display images on the site. It will also allow visitors to push images up to the site into a holding area for me to add. Please let me know what you think. I can change or add categories so if you can think of one I missed, let me know.