Ship Name

Ranger, USS (CV-4)

Type

Aircraft carrier

Origins/Provenance

Newport News, Va.

Era

Maritime Nation To 1950 (1921-1950)

Year Launched

1934

Function

Military

Displacement (tons)

14500

Length (feet)

769

Beam (feet)

82

Draft (feet)

20

Primary Propulsion

Mechanical

Propulsion Specifications

geared turbines

Hull

steel

Armament

76 aircraft

Crew

2000

Top Speed (knots)

29

Historical Note

4th US carrier, but first designed as such. Participated in North African invasion, November 1942. Remained in Atlantic throughout the war convoying planes. Decommissioned in 1946.

Related Events

1942 - North African amphibious landing,

​Record ID: 219