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Photographer:Kyle Stubbs [View profile]Title:USS Ranger CV61Added:Mar 21, 2015
Captured:March 06, 2015IMO:UnavailableHits:2,000
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
Seen on her departure from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Washington under tow of the tug LINDSEY FOSS (IMO 9070254) through the Rich Passage. Later that day she departed under tow of CROSBY LEADER (IMO 7417288), bound for Brownsville, Texas to be scrapped.

A veteran of both the Vietnam and First Gulf Wars, she is perhaps best known for starring in the movie Top Gun, along with several other films and TV shows. After several failed attempts to preserve her as a museum, she was sold to International Shipbreaker in December, 2014.

Type: Conventional Supercarrier
Class: Forrestal
Length: 319.0 m
Beam: 76.0 m
Draught: 11.0 m
Displacement: 56,300 tons
Year of Build: 1957
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co, Newport News, VA
Yard Number: 514
Commissioned: August 10, 1957
Decommissioned: July 10, 1993
Motto: Top Gun - Bar None!
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Pennant no.:CV61
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Mr. DOT on Mar 22, 2015 22:43 (4 years ago)
made quite a site when she visited our Vancouver harbour a number of years ago, and our tour made quite an impression on us, as 'top gun' was quite recent! mrdot.
SteKrueBe on Mar 22, 2015 21:09 (4 years ago)
Somehow a pity, but it's obviously not easy to save old war-ships. I'm sorry to see this aircraft carrier on his last voyage but the scrapping of the historically significant "American Racer" was a real shame.
Dennis J. Dubinsky on Mar 22, 2015 20:48 (4 years ago)
I shot a her along with the Kittyhawk, Independence and Constellation at Bremerton two years ago.
Nice shot Kyle
REG on Mar 22, 2015 19:42 (4 years ago)
36 years in commission, that's more than they get out of most modern warships. I'd say the taxpayers got their money's worth out of this one. Like a lot of the old carriers, this one was named after a famous ship in the old sailing-ship navy. Now the carriers are all named after politicians.
Marc Piché on Mar 22, 2015 14:04 (4 years ago)
Thanks for posting this one, Kyle.
She had a long and active life.

Frenchred on Mar 22, 2015 12:15 (4 years ago)
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