Portrait of the young Caspar Goodrich, painted in 1887 by John Singer Sargent
|Died||July 15, 1907
Cape Cod Bay
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1897–1907|
Caspar Goodrich, son of Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, was born in Italy. Goodrich was appointed a midshipman from Connecticut on 7 September 1897. He was designated a Naval Cadet 10 June 1901 and reported to Lancaster for duty. From 1903 to 1905 Goodrich served in Maine, Cleveland, and Chicago. Assigned to Georgia on the Atlantic Station in June 1906, Goodrich was killed 15 July 1907. He was the command officer of the after superimposed 8" gun turret when a flare back caused 104 lbs. of powder to explode behind the starboard gun. Ten men were killed, including Goodrich. Eleven men were injured.