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CV-4 USS Ranger

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CV-4 USS Ranger

Builder

Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.

Newport News, Virginia

Laid down

26. September 1931

Launched

25. Februry 1933

Commissioned

4. June 1934 as CV-4 USS Ranger

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign

NABF

Camouflage

Jun. 1934 - Feb. 1940
Jan. 1941 - Apr. 1942 
Apr. 1942 - Jan. 1943 
Jan. 1943 - Jun. 1944
Jun. 1944 -        1945
       1945 - Oct. 1946

Measures 13
Measures 1, 12
Measures 12
Measures 22
Measures
33/1a
Measures 21

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NS Norfolk VA
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USN BFC-1 02.png (87344 Byte)   .
17. August 1934 - 4. October 1934
Carribbean Shakedown
VF-3B F2F-1, F4B-4, O3U-1, SU-2, SF-1 3-F-0
VB-3B BM-1, BM-2 3-B-0
VB-5B BF2C-1O2U-2, SF-1 5-B-0
VS-1B SU-4 1-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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   USN BFC-1 01.png (89856 Byte) .
28. March 1935 - 15. April 1935
Carribbean (Pannama)
VF-3B F2F-1, F4B-4, O3U-1, SU-2, SF-1 3-F-0
VB-3B BG-1 3-B-0
VB-5B BF2C-1, O2U-2, SF-1 5-B-0
VS-1B SU-4 1-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS San Diego CA
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 VF-3-01.png (108017 Byte)   VS-1-01.png (162932 Byte) .
May 1935 - May 1935
East Pacific / Hawaii
VF-3B F2F-1, SBU-1, O3U-1 3-F-0
VB-3B BG-1 3-B-0
VB-1B BM-1, BM-2 1-B-0
VS-1B SBU-1 1-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS San Diego CA
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VF-3-02.png (107441 Byte) VF-5-03.png (106971 Byte) .
VS-1-02.png (165258 Byte)   .
25. November 1935 - 25. February 1936
North Pacific / Alaska
VF-5B F3F-1, SBU-1, O3U-1 5-F-0
VF-3B F2F-1, SBU-1, O3U-1 3-F-0
VB-3B BG-1 3-B-0
VB-1B BM-1, BM-2 1-B-0
VS-1B SBU-1 1-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS San Diego CA
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VS-1-03.png (165462 Byte)   .
16. April 1937 - 4. June 1937
East Pacific
VF-5B F3F-1, SBU-1 5-F-0
VB-1B BM-1, BM-2 1-B-0
VS-1B SBU-1 1-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS San Diego CA
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15. March 1938 - 18. April 1938
West Pacific (Hawaiian Aera)
VF-4 F3F-1, SBU-1, O3U-3 4-F-0
VB-4 BG-1 4-B-0
VS-41 SBU-1 41-S-0
VS-42

SBU-1

42-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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 USN SB2U 05.png (74982 Byte) .
VS-42-01.png (171402 Byte)   VS-41-01.png (163861 Byte) .
Ranger Air Group
4. January 1939 - 18. April 1939
Caribbean
VF-4 F3F-1 4-F-0
VB-3 SB2U-1 3-B-0
VS-41 SBU-1 41-S-0
VS-42 SBU-1 42-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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  VB-4-01.png (115708 Byte) .
VS-41-02.png (169633 Byte) VS-42-02.png (167717 Byte) .
Ranger Air Group
28. October 1939 - 8. December 1939
Caribbean
VF-4 F3F-1, SU-3 4-F-0
VB-4 SB2U-1, SBC-3 4-B-0
VS-41 SBU-1 41-S-0
VS-42 SBU-1 42-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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  USN SB2U 06.png (77167 Byte) VS-41-02.png (169633 Byte)  
VS-42-03.png (169842 Byte)   .
Ranger Air Group
2. October 1940 - 13. December 1940
Caribbean
VB-4 SB2U-1 4-B-0
VS-41 SBU-1 41-S-0
VS-42 SBU-1 42-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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Ranger Air Group
7. January 1941 - 23. March 1941
Caribbean
VF-4 F4F-3 4-F-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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Ranger Air Group
28. April 1941 - 23. May 1942
North Atlantic (Neutrality Patrol)
VF-41 F4F-3 41-F-0
VS-41 SB2U-2 41-S-0
VS-42 SB2U-1, SB2U-2 42-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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Yorktown Air Group
23. May 1941 - 11. June 1941
North Atlantic (Neutrality Patrol)
VF-5 F4F-3 5-F-0
VB-5 BT-1 5-B-0
VS-5 SBD-2 5-S-0
last update 7. March 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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USN SB2U 07.png (74548 Byte) USN SB2U 09.png (76574 Byte) .
Ranger Air Group
2. October 1941 - 8. December 1941
Atlantic / Caribbean (Neutrality Patrol)
VF-41 F4F-3 41-F-0
VS-41 SB2U-1, SB2U-2 41-S-0
VS-42 SB2U-1, SB2U-2 42-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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USN SB2U 08.png (76094 Byte) USN SB2U 10.png (74406 Byte) .
Ranger Air Group
21. December 1941 - 19. March 1942
Atlantic / Bermuda (Neutrality Patrol)
VF-72 F4F-3 72-F-0
VT-4 TBD-1 4-T-0
VS-41 SB2U-1, SB2U-2 41-S-0
VS-42 SB2U-1, SB2U-2 42-S-0
* VT-4 was deployed aboard the USS Ranger from 10. January 1942 on.
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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Ranger Air Group
22. April 1942 - 28. May 1942
Atlantic / North Africa
VS-41 Det. SB2U-1, SB2U-2 41-S-0
33 PS (USAAF) P-40N --
* 33 PS was deployed aboard the USS Ranger until 10. May 1942.
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Quonset Point RI
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Ranger Air Group
2. June 1942 - 22. June 1942
Atlantic / Newfoundland
VF-41 F4F-4 41-F-0
VS-41 SBD-3 41-S-0
VT-4 TBD-1 4-T-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Quonset Point RI
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Ranger Air Group
1. July 1942 - 5. August 1942
Atlantic / North Africa
VS-42 Det. SB2U-1, SB2U-2 42-S-0
? PS (USAAF) P-40N --
* ? PS was deployed aboard the USS Ranger until 19. July 1942.
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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Ranger Air Group
3. October 1942 - 24. November 1942
East Atlantic (Torch)
VF-41 F4F-4 41-F-0
VF-9 F4F-4 9-F-0
VS-41 SBD-3 41-S-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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Ranger Air Group
8. January 1943 - 30. January 1943
Atlantic / North Africa
VT-4 Det. TBF-1 4-T-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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Ranger Air Group
14. February 1943 - 6 March 1943
Atlantic / North Africa
VT-4 Det. TBF-1 4-T-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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    VT-4-1.png (90327 Byte)  
Ranger Air Group
23. March 1943 - 27. July 1943
North Atlantic / Newfoundland
VF-41 F4F-4 41-F-0
VT-4  TBF-1 4-T-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Norfolk VA
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CVG-4
5. August 1943 - 3. December 1943
North Atlantic 
VF-4 F4F-4 4-F-0
VB-4 SBD-5 4-B-0
VT-4  TBF-1 4-T-0
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Quonset Point RI
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NS Staten Island NY
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24. April 1944 - 17 May 1944
Atlantic / North Africa
? PS (USAAF) P-38 nil
last update 1. June 2007
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NS New York NY
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11. July 1944 - 25 July 1944
Trip to San Diego
VF(N)-102 F6F-5N --
last update 1. June 2007
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NS San Diego CA
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28 July 1944 - 3 August 1945
Trip to Pearl Harbor
VF(N)-102 F6F-5N --
last update 1. June 2007
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NS Pearl Harbor
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NS San Diego CA
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CVG-18
30. September 1945 - 18. October 1945
Trip from San Diego to New Orleans
VF-18 F8F-1 18-F-0
VBF-18 F8F-1 18-BF-0
VB-18 none ...
VT-18 TBM-3E ...
last update 20. November 2007
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NS New Orleans LA
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NS Norfolk VA
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Decommissioned

29. October 1946


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