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    USS Ranger (CV-61) Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier Warship (1957)

    USS Ranger (CV-61) Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier Warship (1957)

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




    USS Ranger (CV-61) (1957)




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

    Length: 1046 ft (318.82 m)
    Beam (Width): 130 ft (39.62 m)
    Draught (Height): 37 ft (11.28 m)
    Displacement (Weight): 56,300 tons
    Complement (Crew): 3,826
    Propulsion: 8 x Babcock and Wilcox boilers with 4 x geared turbines developing 280,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.
    Surface Speed: 34 kts (39 mph)
    Range: 0 nm (0 miles, 0 km)

    Installed Armament:
    Original:
    8 x 127mm (5") /54 Mark 42 guns

    Later:
    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.





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