×
Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About
     

World War II Database


Ranger

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassRanger-class Aircraft Carrier

Contributor:

This article has been removed for review and updates, please check back again soon!

Aircraft Carrier Ranger Interactive Map

Ranger Operational Timeline

4 Jun 1934 America's fourth aircraft carrier, USS Ranger, was commissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, United States under the command of Captain A. L. Bristol. Although smaller than the USS Lexington and USS Saratoga, Ranger was the first US carrier to be designed and built as such from the keel up. Ranger which cost $20,000,000 to build incorporated many design features that led to the more functional vessels of World War II.
19 Jul 1942 Off Accra, British West Africa (now Ghana), USS Ranger launched 72 P-40F fighters for transfer to nearby airfields; they were destined to reinforce the 10th Air Force in India.
19 Jan 1943 USS Ranger launched USAAF P-40 aircraft off Accra, Gold Coast to reinforce Allied forces fighting in North Africa.
4 Oct 1943 The American aircraft carrier, USS Ranger, despatched her air group to attack German shipping at Bodř, Norway. The Ranger's Dauntless and Avenger aircraft sank or damaged ten ships for the loss of five aircraft. This action would be the only carrier strike to be conducted by the US Navy in Northern European waters.

Photographs

Launching of carrier Ranger, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 25 Feb 1933USS Ranger transiting the Pedro Miguel Locks of the Panama Canal, Apr 7 1935.
See all 26 photographs of Aircraft Carrier Ranger



Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds




Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code
 

 

Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
More on Ranger
Event(s) Participated:
» Operation Torch

Aircraft Carrier Ranger Photo Gallery
Launching of carrier Ranger, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 25 Feb 1933USS Ranger transiting the Pedro Miguel Locks of the Panama Canal, Apr 7 1935.
See all 26 photographs of Aircraft Carrier Ranger


Famous WW2 Quote
"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939