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  • R96 La Fayette

    FR French Navy

    1943 to 1951 - US US Navy - Independence class CVL-27 USS Langley    

    1951 to 1963    


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    History of US Independence class CVL-27 USS Langley

    1942-apr-11Laid downYard No 443
    1951-mayTo France as La Fayette

    History of FR R96 La Fayette

    1951-jun-2Commissionedex USS Langley
    1955RefitRefit for SPS-6 radar
    1956-octAircraft2x Planeguard / SAR Flt HUP-2 of 23S aboard, including 23S-4.
    1956-nov-1DeploymentNile Delta Operation Musketeer Participated in Suez operations.
    1956-nov-2AircraftNile Delta Accident Operation Musketeer Corsair of 15F fell over the side while recovering. Pilot rescued by HUP-2 planeguard 23S-4.
    1959Refitheight finding radar DRBI 10 DRBI-10 fit
    1962-jun-11Deploymentoperating with BDC Argens, BDC Blavet, Lest Chélif and BDC Trieux, assisted in repatriation of French nationals from Algeria.
    1963-marDecommissionedReturned to USA



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    FR French Navy Piasecki HUP-2 / UH-25B Retriever 22

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

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