Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Ranger VII (Battle Cruiser No. 4)

(CC-4: displacement 43,500 (full load); length 874-; beam 105-5-; draft 31-; speed 35 knots; complement 1,500; armament 8 16-, 14 6-, 4 3-, 8 21- torpedo tubes)

One who wanders; a military scout.

VII

Ranger (Battle Cruiser No. 4), originally Lexington (q. v.), was renamed Ranger on 10 December 1917. Laid down 23 June 1921 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Va., construction of the battle cruiser was canceled on 17 August 1923 under the terms of the Treaty Limiting Naval Armaments. The hull, 4 percent completed, was sold for scrap to Steel Scrap Co., Philadelphia, Pa., 8 November 1923.

16 September 2005

Published:Mon Feb 22 11:44:31 EST 2016