RANGER CV 61

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
    Forrestal Class Attack Aircraft Carrier
    Keel Laid August 2 1954 - Launched September 29 1956

  1. '''USS RANGER CVA-61'''
    Commissioned August 10 1957

  2. '''USS RANGER CV-61'''
    Redesignated Aircraft Carrier (CV) July 1 1975
    Decommissioned July 10 1993

    Struck March 8 2004
    Currently on "Museum Hold."

Naval Covers

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  1. Ranger Covers Page 1    (1957-93)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage. A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.
 
Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text
Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link To
Full Cover Image

 
Locy Type
FDC 2t(n+u)
1957-08-10
As CVA-61
First Day in Commission
 
Locy Type
2t(n+u) (USS)
1967-11-24
As CVA-61
 
Locy Type
2-1n+ (USS)
1977-08-02
As CV-61
 
Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D2,USS)
1986-05-08
As CV-61
Cachet celebrates USS LANGLEY CV-1 and was created by Richard W. DeRosset
 
Locy Type
2-1(n+) (D2,USS)
1986-10-22
As CV-61
Marine Mail
 
Locy Type
2-1(n+) (USS)
1993-01-01
As CV-61
New Year's Day, Cachet by Steve Kovacs
 
Locy Type
LDC 2-1(n+) (USS)
1993-07-10
to
1993-07-10
Notes:
 
Locy Type
7tn+u
1974-12-18
As CVA-61
 
Locy Type
9-1(n+u)

USCS Catalog
Illustration
R-56b
1993-01-01
As CV-61
New Year's Day
 
Locy Type
LDC 9-1(n+) (USS)
1993-07-10
to
1993-07-10
Notes:
 
Locy Type
Meter OFR2
(#520222) ZIP 96633
1990-03-07
As CV-61
Official Business
 
Locy Type
Meter OFR2
(#520108) ZIP 96633
1990-08-15
to
1990-08-15
Notes:
 
Locy Type
Meter OFR3
(#504789) ZIP 96633
1992-10-15
to
1992-10-15
Notes:
 
Locy Type P
[7tn+u, "A-" cut out]
1979-05-14
As CV-61
Sailor's Mail.

 

Other Information

According to a USS RANGER website, the USS RANGER earned the following awards and maybe others. Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle Efficiency Award, Navy Expeditionary Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, Southwest Asia Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Republic of Viet Nam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia).
RANGER earned 13 battle stars for her service in Vietnam. {DANFS}

'''NAMESAKE''' - One who wanders; military scout

Eight ships of the US Navy have been named RANGER -
USS Ranger (18-gun ship sloop, 1777), USS Ranger (Schooner, 1814)
USS Ranger(14-gun brig, 1814), USS Ranger (Iron vessel, 1876)
USS Ranger (Steel yacht, 1917), USS Ranger (Minesweeper, 1918)
USS Ranger (CC-4), laid down in 1921, but canceled and scrapped prior to completion)
USS Ranger CV-4 and USS Ranger CV-61.

 


 

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