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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.

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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)