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  • USS Ranger (CV-61) Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier Warship

    Belonging to a four-strong class, the USS Ranger CV-61 was commissioned in 1957 and served the US Navy until 1993.

     Updated: 8/15/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    USS Ranger (CV-61) Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1957
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier Warship
    National Origin: United States
    Ship Class: Forrestal-class

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Complement (Crew): 3,826
    Length: 1046 feet (318.82 meters)
    Beam (Width): 130 feet (39.62 meters)
    Draught (Height): 37 feet (11.28 meters)

    Surface Displacement: 56,300 tons

    Installed Power and Base Performance

    Engine(s): 8 x Babcock and Wilcox boilers with 4 x geared turbines developing 280,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.

    Surface Speed: 34 knots (39 mph)

    Armament / Air Wing

    8 x 127mm (5") /54 Mark 42 guns

    2 x 8-cell Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missile launchers.
    2 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) anti-aircraft/cruise missile defense.

    Aircraft: 70 to 90 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft of various types including fleet defense, strike, transport and special warfare.

    Global Operators

    United States

    Ships-in-Class (4)

    USS Forrestal (CV-59); USS Saratoga (CV-60); USS Ranger (CV-61); USS Indepedence (CV-62)