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19 Aug 1943

United Kingdom
31 Aug 1943

United Kingdom
  • Fleet Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet, came aboard USS Ranger at Scapa Flow, Scotland and remained aboard for that day’s exercises with the Home Fleet. Ranger returned to Scapa Flow later that day and Admiral Fraser left the ship. ww2dbase [Bruce Fraser | Ranger | Orkney Islands, Scotland | DS]
8 Sep 1943

United Kingdom
  • USS Ranger sailed from Scapa Flow, Scotland on a sortie with the Home Fleet that ranged 350 miles northward into the Norwegian Sea east of Iceland. ww2dbase [Ranger | Orkney Islands, Scotland | DS]
10 Sep 1943

United Kingdom
2 Oct 1943

United Kingdom
  • USS Ranger sortied from Scapa Flow, Scotland with the Home Fleet as part of Operation Leader designed to attack German shipping in the harbor at Bodø, Norway. ww2dbase [Ranger | Orkney Islands, Scotland | DS]
6 Oct 1943

United Kingdom
15 Oct 1943

United Kingdom
  • USS Ranger and the Home Fleet departed Scapa Flow, Scotland bound for Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. ww2dbase [Ranger | Orkney Islands, Scotland | DS]
22 Oct 1943

United Kingdom
24 Oct 1943

United Kingdom
5 Nov 1943

United Kingdom
22 Nov 1943

United Kingdom

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