USS Langley as a sea plane tender... 1930’s
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Hawaii... top right is the Langley
As a seaplane tender
Seaplanes on art deck and what appear to be wings for Douglas DT-2 Torpedo Bombers for storage

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Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego California
The ships exhaust stacks/funnel were able to be lowered for flight operations... it was a coal burning carrier and thus had somewhat less smoke than the Russian flagship Admiral Kustenov does in 2017..J/K... kinda of...

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Langley and CV-4 the USS Ranger in foreground... with a PBY Catalina seaplane overhead.
The original USS Jupiter... a Collier or coal transport ship, before becoming the USS Langley

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Vaught VE-7 planes on deck

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Note exhaust stacks are up which means she is not currently conducting flight ops.
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Hawaii

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Douglas DT-2

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Crossing the Panama Canal... not enough attention is paid to the strategic advantage offered by the Canal.

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Ships emblem

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The first plane landing on an actual United States carrier.
The conversion from the Jupiter to the Langley

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Ship in foreground is still wearing its disruptive camouflage from WWI, the one Jupiter is in the background

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Note the superstructure that was added to create the flight deck... extremely open to both the elements and not conducive to damage control.

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Mid deck inset elevator
Douglas DT-2 at center with wings removed as they didn’t fold and the plane was quite large for its day and the Langley herself.

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Citizens wave as the Langley passes under the Brooklyn Bridge

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Langley and support ships are practicing a hard turn during one of the United States Navies ‚ÄúFleet Problems Exercise‚ÄĚ

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Crewmen from a destroyer watch as the Langley is scuttled and sinking, on February 27th while part of convoy MS-5. She was attempting to reach https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cilacap_Regency with a load of P-40 fighters to the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies. Dead in the water after being bracketed by Japanese Betty Bombers she couldn’t make it into the harbor and was scuttled by destroyers using four inch guns and two torpedos, too prevent her from falling into enemy hands. Many of the sailors rescued were subsequently killed when the ship they were evacuated was sunk later that day.

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Langley hit by torpedo

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