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The ShipThese are photos of the USS Ranger, both CVA/CV-61 and CV-4
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USS Ranger (CVA/CV-61)


16 files, last one added on May 12, 2011

USS-Ranger (CV-4)


23 files, last one added on Jan 22, 2010



7 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2009



7 files, last one added on May 11, 2011

4 albums on 1 page(s)

AviationThese are photos of anything having to do with the Rangers' air groups and squadrons
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6 files, last one added on Jun 07, 2010



3 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2009

Air Groups


1 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2010


3 albums on 1 page(s)

User galleriesThis category contains albums that belong to Coppermine users.
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MiscellaneousThis is a catchall folder. It is also for any photo that we are not sure of. It is used as an intermediate folder for those.
72 files in 14 albums and 4 categories with 2 comments viewed 84042 times

Random files
Window decal680 viewsThis is a 12x12 decal that can be applied to any window or similar surface. It can be purchased from the webmaster for $25.00 + S&H. (If enough pre-orders can be obtained, the cost will be significantly reduced. For info, write to
North Africa Invasion, November 1942502 viewsPilots of Fighting Squadron 41 (VF-41) singing in their ready room aboard USS Ranger (CV-4), before "zero hour" of the first day of the invasion of Morocco, 8 November 1942.
Lieutenant Malcolm T. Wordell, Squadron Executive Officer, (at right) is leading the songs. Lieutenant Jacob W. Onstott is standing in the left center.
Note situation board behind them, and chart of aircraft insignia at left.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Into The Blue454 views
VAH-6 A-3Ds parked aft of #4 elevator984 viewsThree A3D-2s (A-3B) belonging to the VAH-6 "Fleurs" are parked aft of the #4 elevator on 9/24/58. Foreground is BuNo 142640, next is BuNo 142401 and third unknown.
1991 January F141335 viewsStanding by for night operations
Russian Bear in North Pacific1852 viewsRussian "Bear" scoping out Ranger during North Pacific Ops & "Team Spirit '87". Navy Photo
Sent by:
RPCM(SW) Mark Kilgore, USN(Ret.)
USS Ranger (1985-1988)
VF-142374 views
North Africa Invasion, November 1942535 viewsSailors "stripping ship" aboard USS Ranger (CV-4), in anticipation of action off Morocco, circa early November 1942.
Paint has been chipped from the bulkheads and overheads as a precaution against fire.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Last additions
Looking down1256 viewsScanned from Ranger's 1990-'91 Cruise Book, this is a picture of Ranger starting out on her 13th WestPac Cruise - 30 Jan 1976 to 7 Sept 1976.May 12, 2011
1989 Shellback certificate608 viewsOn 15 Apr 1989, Ranger crossed the equator at 88°E and initiated the unclean into the Solemn Mysteries of the Deep.May 11, 2011
1992 Shellback certificate514 viewsOn 21 Dec 1992, Ranger crossed the equator and initiated the unclean into the Solemn Mysteries of the Deep. Longitude unknown.May 11, 2011
Unrep 19871723 viewsUSNS Hassayampa (T-AO-145) refuels USS Shasta (AE-33) to starboard and USS Ranger (CV-61) to port.

Picture is scanned from Ranger's 1987 Cruise Book to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Mar 11, 2011
F14 deploying flares #1676 viewsF14 during air show at sea.Jul 11, 2010
765 viewsF14 deploying flares over our steel beach picinic West Pac 1989. Awsome show by the way.Jul 11, 2010
632 viewsWest-Pac patch from 1989Jul 11, 2010
Four Retired Carriers7503 viewsFrom left to right - ex-USS Indepence (CVA/CV-62), ex-USS Kitty Hawk (CVA/CV-63), ex-USS Constellation (CVA/CV-64) & ex-USS Ranger (CVA/CV-61).
Indy and Connie look in bad shape. They are in the process of being prepped for disposal. Ranger is still on donation hold and, hopefully, will be going to Portland as a museum. Kitty Hawk is listed at the Naval Vessels Register as "out of commission, in reserve." Current date is 6/20/10.
Jun 20, 2010