USS Ranger (CV 4)
Aircraft carrier of the Ranger class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||26 Sep 1931|
|Launched||25 Feb 1933|
|Commissioned||4 Jun 1934|
|End service||18 Oct 1946|
She served mainly in the Atlantic during WWII and this ship carried out the only fleet carrier attack in the Atlantic during the war.
Decommissioned 18 October 1946.
Commands listed for USS Ranger (CV 4)
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|1||Capt. Arthur Leroy Bristol, Jr., USN||4 Jun 1934||10 Jun 1936|
|2||Patrick Nelson Lynch Bellinger, USN||10 Jun 1936||5 Jun 1937|
|3||John Sidney McCain, Sr., USN||5 Jun 1937||3 Jun 1939|
|4||Ralph Frederick Wood, USN||3 Jun 1939||6 Jun 1940|
|5||Capt. Alfred Eugene Montgomery, USN||6 Jun 1940||13 Jun 1941|
|6||Capt. William Keen Harrill, USN||13 Jun 1941||30 May 1942|
|7||Calvin Thornton Durgin, USN||30 May 1942||17 Mar 1943|
|8||Capt. Gordon Rowe, USN||17 Mar 1943||22 Apr 1944|
|9||T/Capt. Arthur Gavin, USN||22 Apr 1944||15 Jan 1945|
|10||T/Capt. Douglas Pollock Johnson, USN||15 Jan 1945||1 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Ranger include:
2 Sep 1943
HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises at/off Scapa Flow with USS Ranger (Capt. G. Rowe, USN) that was escorted by USS Forrest (T/Cdr. K.P. Letts, USN), USS Hobson (Lt.Cdr. K. Loveland, USN) and USS Corry (T/Cdr. L.B. Ensey, USN). (1)
- ADM 173/18199
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.