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Forrestal Class Carrier Specifications

 
The USS Ranger (CV-61), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and the USS Constellation (CV-64) are docked at the pier at the North Island Naval Station, San Diego, California.
uss ranger, uss kitty hawk and uss constellation in san diego.
(John R. Doughty, Jr. photo)
 
  • USS Ranger (CV-61) – United States Navy aircraft carrier
  • Nickname – Top Gun of the Pacific Fleet
  • Commissioned – August 10, 1957, Newport News, VA
  • Powerplant – eight boilers
    producing over 280,000 horsepower
  • Crew complement – 5,100 with air wing aboard
  • Length – 1,071 ft., 11 in. (304 m)
  • Width at flight deck – 271 ft. (19.3 m)
  • Height – 97 ft. (29.5 m) Waterline to Bridge
  • Draft – 36 ft. (11 m)
  • Displacement – 81,000 tons
  • Rudders – 2 at 45 tons
  • Propellers – 4 at 21 feet diameter each
  • Maximum speed – 30 plus knots
  • Catapults – 4 steam powered
  • Arresting Wires – 4 hydraulic
  • Aircraft elevators - 4
  • Anchors – 2 at 30 tons each
  • Anchor chain links – 1,128
    each weighing 360 lbs.
  • Aircraft complement – 70 to 80 assorted
  • Telephones – 2,300
 
USS Ranger is featured in the lithograph "Shock Waves".
 
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