CV-4, Ranger, was America’s first purpose-built carrier, and was twice as fast as Langley, but was about 10,000 tons smaller than the Yorktown class, and as I recall most or all of her WWII service was in the Atlantic/Mediterranean theatre, against two countries (Germany and Italy) with no operational fleet carriers in their navies.
Admiral King, the chief of the US Navy during World War II, wanted to refit the Ranger and send her to the Pacific. When his staff told him that the refit would cost just as much as a new-build Essex-class carrier, he changed his mind. The Ranger would be the only US carrier that was in commission on December 7th, 1941, to not face the Japanese Navy in World War II. Of course, not facing the Japanese Navy in no way prevented the Ranger from seeing action in World War II, just in the North African and European theaters.