USS Ranger off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 18 Aug 1942. Good view of Ranger’s unique stack arrangement, 3 on each side designed to rotate to an outward horizontal position for flight operations.USS Alabama underway in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 30 Nov 1942This TBF-1 Avenger attempted to land on the carrier USS Charger but missed the arresting wires and ended up tangled in the port catwalk, Chesapeake Bay, United States, 16 Mar 1943. Note US Coast Guard boats alongside.USS Ancon, Chesapeake Bay, United States, 8 May 1943
USS Ranger off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 18 Aug 1942. Good view of Ranger’s unique stack arrangement, 3 on each side designed to rotate to an outward horizontal position for flight operations.USS Alabama underway in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 30 Nov 1942This TBF-1 Avenger attempted to land on the carrier USS Charger but missed the arresting wires and ended up tangled in the port catwalk, Chesapeake Bay, United States, 16 Mar 1943. Note US Coast Guard boats alongside.USS Ancon, Chesapeake Bay, United States, 8 May 1943
Close up view of the main guns in USS Iowa’s number 3 turret flanked by 20mm Oerlikons while at anchor in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 13 May 1943F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 2 being shot from the hangar deck catapult of the Fleet Carrier USS Hornet (Essex-class) during training in Chesapeake Bay, Feb 12 1944.USS Randolph in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States during her shakedown period, 12 Nov 1944. Note camouflage Measure 32 Design 17a. Photographed from escort carrier USS Charger.
Close up view of the main guns in USS Iowa’s number 3 turret flanked by 20mm Oerlikons while at anchor in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 13 May 1943F6F-3 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 2 being shot from the hangar deck catapult of the Fleet Carrier USS Hornet (Essex-class) during training in Chesapeake Bay, Feb 12 1944.USS Randolph in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States during her shakedown period, 12 Nov 1944. Note camouflage Measure 32 Design 17a. Photographed from escort carrier USS Charger.


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