Allied Warships

USS Langley (AV 3)

Seaplane tender

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAV 3 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down18 Oct 1911 
Launched14 Aug 1912 
Commissioned7 Apr 1913 
Lost27 Feb 1942 
Loss position8° 58'S, 109° 02'E
History

Displacement: 11500 BRT
Length: 542 feet
Complement: 468
Armament: 4 5" guns (4x1)
Speed: 15 kts

Commissioned as collier USS Jupiter (Collier No. 3) on 7 April 1913
Decommissioned on 24 March 1920 for conversion to an aircraft carrier at the Norfolk Navy Yard
Recommissioned as USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922
Reclassified as seaplane tender USS Langely (AV-3) on 11 April 1937

USS Langley (Cdr. Robert Pease McConnell) was bombed and sunk by carrier aircraft from the Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, and Soryu (all offsite links), some 50 nautical miles south of Tjilatjap, Java, Netherlands East Indies in position 08º58'S, 109º02'E.

 

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1Robert Pease McConnell, USN16 Jul 194127 Feb 1942

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