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  • CVL-27 USS Langley

    US US Navy

    1951 to 1963 - FR French Navy - La Fayette class R96 La Fayette    



    1943 to 1951    



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    Shipyard: New York Shipbuilding


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    History of US CVL-27 USS Langley

    1942-apr-11Laid downYard No 443
    1943-may-22Launched
    1943-aug-31Commissioned
    1951-mayTo France as La Fayette

    History of FR La Fayette class 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

    Specifications

       

        from Independence class
    1550crew
    11000light (tn)
    15100full load (tn)
    190length (m)
    21.80beam (m)
    7.90draught (m)
    12500range (nm)
    31.50max speed (knots)



    Builder

       

    US New York Shipbuilding,



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