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Displacement 43,500 Tons, Dimensions, 874' (oa) x 105' 5" x 31' (max).
Armament 8 x 16"/50 16 x 6"/53 4 x 3"8 x 21" tt
Machinery, 180,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines with Electric Drive, 4 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 1500.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 23 JUN 1921 by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, VA
Fate: Construction halted 17 AUG 1923 at 4% complete due to the signing of the
Washington Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armaments of 1922 on 6 FEB 1922. Sold for scrap to Steel Scrap Co., Philadelphia, PA on 08 NOV 1923

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Ranger 40k U.S. Battle Cruisers Nos. 1 - 6

Silhouette and table of principal characteristics for the definitive design of these ships, circa 1920.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 99411.
258k Caption from the New York Tribune, 29 May 1921 - THE U. S. S. RANGER, one of the six battle-cruisers now under construction, which when completed will be the most powerful fighter on the seas. She is 874 feet long, displaces 43,500 tons, and the tremendous 180,000 horsepower of her electric system of propulsion will drive her at a speed of 33 knots. The Ranger mounts eight sixteen-inch guns as her main armament. Until our harbors are deepened and the Panama Canal widened ships of this type are the largest fighting craft that Uncle Sam can build. Michael Mohl

USS RANGER (CC 4) History
This Vessel Was Not Listed IN DANFS
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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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