USS Ranger
 CVA-61
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  Ranger: One who wanders; a military scout.
USS Ranger (CV-61) with Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9), 1983-1984. by Richard Miller, BMCS

The Seventh Ranger (CVA-61), a Forrestal class aircraft carrier, was laid down 2 August 1954 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Va.; launched 29 September 1956; and Commissioned at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard 10 August 1957.  from: DANFS

Decommissioned: 10 July 1993  Reclassified: CV-61
Struck: 8 March 2004, docked at NISMF, Bremerton, WA
Designated for dismantling as of 26 September 2012

Specifications:
Displacement: 56,300 tons 81,101 tons full load
Length: 1,046 ft  Beam: 130 ft hull; 249.5 ft (extreme)  Draft: 37 ft
Propulsion: [4] Geared Turbines, [4] shafts, 280,000 shp [8] Babcock and Wilcox boilers.
Speed: 34 knots   Complement: 3,826   Armament:  [8] 5” guns.

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This aerial view of the existing vessel is enlarged from a 2009 photo at Bremerton, WA. The Ranger was at Pier "E".
         


Bremerton Images from Ranger Web Site






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