Uss ranger collides with the liberian tanker fortune suffering substantial damage to her bow but no injuries while the tanker is holed in the port side from the main deck to the waterline. Laid down at the newport news shipbuilding and drydock company on september 26, 1931, the carriers initial design called for an unobstructed flight deck with no island and six funnels, three to side, that were hinged to fold horizontally. The seventh uss ranger cvcva61 is one of four forrestalclass supercarriers built for the us navy in the 1950s. Ranger was the first ship of the united states navy to be designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier. She was launched on 10 november 1939 by bethlehem shipbuilding corp. Auction is for the cruise book uss ranger cva61 for 19701971. The seventh uss ranger cvcva61 was the third of four forrestalclass supercarriers built for the united states navy in the 1950s. This video is compiled completely from pictures from my first cruise book on the uss ranger cva61. Did you serve aboard the uss ranger, if so when ab. At it was too slow to operate with its larger successors in the pacific, ranger saw extensive service in the atlantic during world war ii. Alameda to 1975 10nov1958 careless magazine explosion kills 2, off san francisco 3jan1959 to 27jul1959 1st westpac cruise. Cv61 cruise 19921993 uss ranger rangers final ride last book uss ranger cv61.
My family were close friends with radm joe clifton, of which the uss ranger was his flagship. Jul 21, 2010 i am needing to obtain deck logs for the uss ranger cv61 for the years 19681969 pertaining to vietnam for my fathers claim and time is of the essence. The video contains aerial photosvideos of the final voyage into brownsville, texas. While the grand majority of navy intelligence gathering missions by aircraft, ships. I love pattaya thailand too i was to poic for the ships armory i was involved with the ships fire 4 main engine room 1982 sept me and three other gms were trapped in ships armory for 12 hours during the fire.
I have my cruise books for the 7273 cruise and the 74 cruise. Ranger entered the history books on 21 march 1983 when an an allwoman flight crew flying a c1a. Uss ranger cva61 with aircraft from cvw14 nk including vf142 ghostriders f4b phantoms, vf143 pukin dogs f4b phantoms, va145 swordsmen a1h skyraiders, va146 blue diamonds a4c skyhawks, va55 warhorses a4e skyhawks, rvah9 ra5c vigilantes, vah2 royal rampants det f a3b skywarriors, vaw11 early elevens det f e2a hawkeyes, hc1 fleet. Gary kerans passed along pictures of his recent visit with you and your website link. Needs and opportunities in the modern history of the u. On 12 july 1976, ranger and her escort ships of task force 77. Cherokee served during world war ii in the north african campaign. History of all the rangers as well as this particular cruise are documented.
Uss ranger cv61 1982 westpac indian ocean cruise book 25 years ea3b skywarrior. I was a gm2 on the ranger from nov 1982 till june 1989 i loved the boat did two west pacs my lbfm little brown f machines in the pi. Although all four ships of the class were completed with angled decks, ranger had the distinction of being the first us carrier built from the beginning as an angleddeck ship. The top of the binding has 38 inch missing but does not detract from turning the pages. Commissioned in 1957, she served extensively in the pacific, especially the vietnam war, for which she earned battle stars. Near the end of her career she also served in the indian ocean and persian gulf. Each page has been placed on a cd for years of enjoyable computer viewing. Uss ranger 1957 1958 cruise book, 1st cruise book 20aug1958 ports. Navys recent past will find helpful guidance in this book. Pictures of crew members, port visits, vietnam war photos, memoriam list for those lost and much more in this book. The uss ranger cvcva61 was commissioned in august of 1957 and served in the vietnam war earning battle stars.
For rating shirts click on your rating abbreviation below. Uss ranger cv61 being dismantled at her final resting. Here you can download the uss ranger cv 61 westpac cruise book 1976 as a high resolution. Printing is also easily possible because of the high resolution 300dpi and the missing watermarks. Pearl harbor, hawaii fires aboard the aircraft carrier uss ranger early tuesday killed six crewmen and at least 35 were injured during operations in the northern arabian sea, the navy said.
The number of copies of a cruise book is very limited. Jul, 2015 this video is about uss ranger historical video. As last survivor of that family, i have collected a 16mm professional movie which my uncle marshall kester shot aboard the ranger on a 5day shakedown cruise out of alameda, ca with radm clifton aboard. Uss ranger cv61 photos and history sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier uss ranger cv 61 as the large harbor tug tuskegee ytb806 escorts the vessel down the north channel in preparation for assisting it with docking. Hidden treasures from within navy deck logs narations. Historical account of a very well known ship in a troubling time in american history. My great grandmother is a native american born cherokee. The seventh uss ranger cv cva61 was the third of four forrestalclass supercarriers built for the united states navy in the 1950s. See more ideas about ranger, aircraft carrier and navy aircraft carrier. Though relatively small, ranger helped pioneer several design features that were incorporated in the later yorktownclass carriers. Under the deploymentsuss ranger 19751976 tab there is a russian bear over flight picture.
I just wanted to honor my grandfather on this wall worked in the boiler rooms and was one of the original crew members when cv19 was commisionedhe is still a proud owner of the deck to this day. Here is our uss ranger cvcva61 jacket, patch, ball cap, lapel pin, decal, and license plate frame with more products coming in the future for you. Here you can download the uss ranger cva 61 westpac cruise book 197273 as a high resolution. See more ideas about ranger, aircraft carrier and top gun. Eisenhower, carl vinson, theodore roosevelt, abraham lincoln, george washington, john c. On 28 may 1976, while on deployment, helicopters crews from hs4 aboard ranger, detachments from hc3 on uss camden aoe 2, uss mars afs 1 and uss white plains afs 4, and helicopters from nas. Uss ranger cv61 spirit of 76 bicentennial cruise book. The collision is also covered in ranger s westpac cruise book 1979. I have type 2 diabetes parkinson medication for leg problems medication for depression, neuropothy in my lower extremities, i. Fires aboard the aircraft carrier uss ranger early tuesday. Oct 19, 2015 this video is compiled completely from pictures from my first cruise book on the uss ranger cva61.
T are a few pencil markings on one of the front blank pages, probably what the book sold for in a secondhand. Details about uss ranger cv61 1982 westpac indian ocean cruise book. Looking for anyone who has cruise book to get names of crew 12. Ranger entered the history books on 21 march 1983 when an all woman.
The seventh uss ranger cvcva61 was the third of four forrestalclass supercarriers built. Uss ranger cv61 1982 westpac indian ocean cruise book ebay. During this cruise, ranger was again deployed to yankee station to. Us navy cruise books the largest online collection of. They include the volumes in the navy department librarys collection, the nations largest cruise book collection. Uss ranger cva 61 westpac cruise book 196869 did you serve aboard uss ranger cv 61. Uss ranger cv61 westpac deployment cruise book year log 198586 navy uss ranger. During combat flight operations off vietnam, uss ranger cva61. Dubbed uss ranger cv 4, the new carriers name hearkened back to the sloop of war commanded by commodore john paul jones during the american revolution. Uss ranger cva 61 1959 cruise book cd great naval images llc on. Following the collision uss ranger s co was relieved by capt. Uss ranger cv4 the pilot of a grumman tbf avenger drops a message uss ranger cv4 ranger was the first ship of the united states navy to be designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier. May 16, 1944 arrive new york and moor staten island at 1730. Although all four ships of the class were completed with angled decks, ranger had the distinction of being the first us carrier built from the beginning as an angleddeck ship commissioned in 1957, she served extensively in the pacific, especially the vietnam.
Commissioned as attack aircraft carrier cva 61, the ranger was redesignated as. I do have fond memories, and i might still have some pictures left from my cruises. In her day and given her tonnage limitations, ranger was a good design, with a larger air group than the somewhat larger and later soryu and ranger operated sucessfully in the pacific throughout the mid and late 1930s iirc, she went east in 193940. Finished out big, grey and underway on the uss coral sea, shellbacked and short. Under the deployments uss ranger 1975 1976 tab there is a russian bear over flight picture. Tug uss cherokee foundered off fenwick island lightship in a heavy gale. Several commands only order copies for about 23 of the crew as a rule of thumb. Uss ranger cv61 19921993 rangers last ride final cruise book uss ranger. Uss ranger cva61 with aircraft from cvw14 nk including vf142 ghostriders f4b phantoms, vf143 pukin dogs f4b phantoms, va145 swordsmen a1h skyraiders, va146 blue diamonds a4c skyhawks, va55 warhorses a4e skyhawks, rvah9 ra5c vigilantes, vah2 royal rampants det f a3b skywarriors, vaw11 early elevens det f e2a hawkeyes, hc1 fleet angels unit f. Cruise books are yearbookstyle books put together by volunteers on board ship to commemorate a deployment. Mark lives in reston, he is a heavy truck mechanic and has our two grand persons. High jake my is rick barclay i served on the uss ranger cva 61 from 1963 to 1967. Uss ranger cv61 spirit of 76 bicentennial cruise book smallwood, jim ed. Us navy and marine corps personnel killed and injured.
Displaying 1 to 1 of 1 entry total of 1 entries no more entries home sign the guestbook get your own guestbook. On 28 may 1976, while on deployment, helicopters crews from hs4 aboard ranger, detachments from hc3 on uss camden aoe 2, uss mars afs 1 and uss white plains afs 4, and helicopters from nas cubi point, republic of the philippines, assisted in philippine disaster relief efforts in the flood ravaged areas of central luzon. Uss utina atf163 uss tenino atf115 uss tenino atf115 leave a comment cancel reply. After working up in the atlantic and caribbean, she steamed around cape horn in midsummer 1958 to enter the pacific ocean, her home for virtually her entire operational career. You will be able to zoom in to better read names etc. Show your military pride with the finest quality military patches, pins and gifts from all branches of the military. You would be purchasing the uss ranger cva 61 cruise book during this time period. Us navy cruise books are unofficial publications published by a ships crew to document a cruise or deployment. The uss ranger was one of four forrestalclass supercarriers built in the 1950s. The cd comes in a plastic sleeve with a custom label. Uss ranger cvcva61 merchandise the uss ranger cvcva61 was commissioned in august of 1957 and served in the vietnam war earning battle stars.
Creating those books is an old tradition in the us navy. Uss utina atf163 uss utina atf163 uss tenino atf115 uss tenino atf115 leave a comment cancel reply. Uss ranger cv4 the pilot of a grumman tbf avenger drops a message uss ranger cv4. Vp6 shipmates summary page vp patrol squadron vpnavy. After a two day rain delay, a new baseball stadium opens. I, unfortunately didnt get a 76 cruise book, as i reenlisted and transferred to the east coast in june.
You would be purchasing an exact copy of the uss ranger cva 61 cruise book during this time period. Unfortunately, it was taken at something of an oblique angle and the legend on the right is not. Uss cherokee at 66 was a us navy fleet tug of the navajo class, later renamed the cherokee class. Uss ranger cv 4 shown in january 1943 uss ranger port quater view january 1943 uss ranger cv 4 underway, hampton roads 18 august 1942. Uss ranger cv61 westpac 1987 cruise patch30th anniversaryoriginal. I have type 2 diabetes parkinson medication for leg problems medication for depression, neuropothy in my lower extremities, i have been diagnosed with other aliments. Mar 24, 2015 on the 1976 ranger cruise i was a ltjg rio in vf154. Uss cherokee at 66 of the us navy american fleet tug. Uss ranger cva cv 61 aircraft carrier us navy seaforces.
Uss cherokee logo created by sergio arleo other original images on site not ed by paramount or the sites host are created by the crew of the uss cherokee and other members of azeri fleet. Check out our uss ranger cv 61 crew list and reconnect with old shipmates. The uboat war in world war two kriegsmarine, 19391945 and world war one kaiserliche marine, 19141918 and the allied efforts to counter the threat. Commissioned in 1934, uss ranger cv 4 was the us navys first purposebuilt aircraft carrier. On the 1976 ranger cruise i was a ltjg rio in vf154. Navy cruise books for various years and ships from 1919 to 2009.372 1202 1515 870 1194 79 347 508 346 1137 744 832 1530 505 444 944 1482 595 554 919 111 568 303 673 202 1447 538 89 1289 59 724 51 954 1324 523 1003 1097 1173 201 294 1040 165 608 816 778