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.) 
Laid down18 Oct 1911 
Launched14 Aug 1912 
Commissioned7 Apr 1913 
Lost27 Feb 1942 
Loss position8° 58'S, 109° 02'E

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.


Commands listed for USS Langley (AV 3)

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1Cdr. Arthur Cayley Davis, USN15 Jun 193918 Jun 1940
2Cdr. Frank Dechant Wagner, USN18 Jun 194016 Jul 1941
3Cdr. Robert Perche McConnell, USN16 Jul 194120 Sep 1941
4Cdr. Felix Budwell Stump, USN20 Sep 194113 Jan 1942
5Cdr. Robert Perche McConnell, USN13 Jan 194227 Feb 1942

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