USS Ranger can fit under the bridge

Will USS Ranger make it to Portland?

This ship was my home away from Portland my other home. It would be nice to have them both together. Please look at the website: and see if you can help.

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Jim says ... on Thursday, Aug 18 at 10:59 AM

I served as ships company on Ranger for 3 years. I worked on the sea sparrow missile system. I really hope that the ship will be moved to portland area and used as a museum. I feel there would be alot of interest. They should'nt just scrap her.

JohnSlaughter says ... on Tuesday, Aug 10 at 2:27 PM

The picture is of the USS Independence (CVA/CV-62). Any Rangerman should notice that the pictured ship has no forward gun sponsons. Ranger's were never taken off. They were only modified late in her life for the Phalanx gatling gun.

robert57 says ... on Monday, Jul 19 at 9:06 PM

Well people, looks like the Portland city gov say's no to Ranger. There goes about 10 million a year that the city could of had.

robert57 says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 9:29 PM

Yes and donations are needed from small donors like me and hopefully others first before the big donators start giving. It's all from donations and none from taxes. It will bring in jobs, boost local business in many areas.

Awesome. says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 1:47 PM

Are they considering saving it for a museum ship?

scott says ... on Monday, Jun 28 at 7:38 AM

I served 2 years in the forward engine room aboard this ship. She is past her prime but a fine lady.

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