Allied Warships

USS Langley (CVL 27)

Light fleet carrier of the Independence class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight fleet carrier
PennantCVL 27 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down11 Apr 1942 
Launched22 May 1943 
Commissioned31 Aug 1943 
End service11 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned 11 February 1947.
Transferred to France on 8 Jan 1951, renamed Lafayette (R-96) and commissioned into the French Navy on 2 June 1951.
Returned to the U.S.N. in March 1963.
Stricken 20 March 1963.
Scrapped at Baltimore in 1964.

Former nameCrown Point (CL-85)

Commands listed for USS Langley (CVL 27)

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1Capt. Wallace Myron Dillon, USN15 Jul 194327 Sep 1944
2T/Capt. John Fred Wegforth, USN27 Sep 194410 Aug 1945
3T/Capt. Herbert Edward Regan, USN10 Aug 194515 Jan 1946

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Clash of the carriers

Barrett Tillman

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