RANGER CV 4

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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.

    Ranger Class Aircraft Carrier
    Keel Laid 26 September 1931 - Launched 5 February 1933

  1. USS RANGER CV-4
  2. Commissioned 4 April 1934 - Decommissioned 18 October 1946

    Struck from Naval Register 29 October 1946
    Scrapped 28 January 1947
RANGER CV4 PATCH.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Ranger CV-4 Covers Page 1    (1933-1946)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image

Post Office Established 4 June 1934 - Disestablished 17 October 1946


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-4

1934-06-04

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 3 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 3.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-4a

1934-06-04

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 1 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340604 1.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-4b

1934-06-04

GregCiesielski Ranger CV4 19340604 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ranger CV4 19340604 2 Front.jpg

First Day of Commission


 

Locy Type
3 (BC-BTB)

"N.N.YARD /
PORTS. VA."

1934-07-22

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340722 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19340722 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-BTB)

"SAN DIEGO /
CALIFORNIA"

1938-08-19

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19380819 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19380819 1.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3 (A-TTT)

"NORFOLK /
VIRGINIA"

1941-06-11

JonBurdett ranger cv4 19410611 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ranger cv4 19410611.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
3r (A-BBT)

"AT /
SEA"

1940-05-16

JonBurdett ranger cv4 19400516 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ranger cv4 19400516.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
6ep(3)

1940-11-09

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19401109 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19401109 1.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7dr

1938-08-30

GregCiesielski Ranger CV4 19380830 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ranger CV4 19380830 1 Front.jpg

Photo cachet by Walter G. Crosby


 

Locy Type
7drz

1941-08-26

JonBurdett ranger cv4 19410826 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ranger cv4 19410826.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7r

1945-10-27

JonBurdett ranger cv4 19451027 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ranger cv4 19451027.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
7rz

1943-09-12

JonBurdett ranger cv4 19430912 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ranger cv4 19430912.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9v (C)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-4c

1934-06-08

GregCiesielski Ranger CV4 19340608 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Ranger CV4 19340608 1 Back.jpg

From the Richard Morain collection. The front of the cover can be seen on the Naval Covers page.


 

Locy Type
9efw

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-4e

1939-06-02

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19390602 1 pm3.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19390602 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
9x

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-4h

1939-06-02

Bunter Ranger CV 4 19390602 1 pm2.jpg
Bunter Ranger CV 4 19390602 1 front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-4k

1941-10-02

JonBurdett ranger cv4 19411002 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ranger cv4 19411002.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
PPO

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. R-4j

c1941

JonBurdett ranger cv4 1941 pm.jpg
JonBurdett ranger cv4 1941.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
LDPS 2(n)

1946-10-17

JonBurdett ranger cv4 19461017r pm.jpg
JonBurdett ranger cv4 19461017.jpg

Last Day Postal Service


 

Other Information

USS RANGER received the following awards during her Naval career - American Defense Service Medal ("A" device) - American Campaign Medal - European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (2 stars) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal.

NAMESAKE - One who wanders; military scout

Eight ships of the US Navy have borne the name 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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