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USS Langley as a sea plane tender... 1930’s
USS Langley as a sea plane tender... 1930’s
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Hawaii... top right is the Langley
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Hawaii... top right is the Langley
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As a seaplane tender
As a seaplane tender
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Seaplanes on art deck and what appear to be wings for Douglas DT-2 Torpedo Bombers for storage
Seaplanes on art deck and what appear to be wings for Douglas DT-2 Torpedo Bombers for storage
Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego California
Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego California
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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...
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...
Langley and CV-4 the USS Ranger in foreground... with a PBY Catalina seaplane overhead.
Langley and CV-4 the USS Ranger in foreground... with a PBY Catalina seaplane overhead.
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The original USS Jupiter... a Collier or coal transport ship, before becoming the USS Langley
The original USS Jupiter... a Collier or coal transport ship, before becoming the USS Langley
Vaught VE-7 planes on deck
Vaught VE-7 planes on deck
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Note exhaust stacks are up which means she is not currently conducting flight ops.
Note exhaust stacks are up which means she is not currently conducting flight ops.
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Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Hawaii
Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Hawaii
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Douglas DT-2
Douglas DT-2
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Crossing the Panama Canal... not enough attention is paid to the strategic advantage offered by the Canal.
Crossing the Panama Canal... not enough attention is paid to the strategic advantage offered by the Canal.
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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
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Ships emblem
Ships emblem
The first plane landing on an actual United States carrier.
The first plane landing on an actual United States carrier.
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The conversion from the Jupiter to the Langley
The conversion from the Jupiter to the Langley
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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
Ship in foreground is still wearing its disruptive camouflage from WWI, the one Jupiter is in the background
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.
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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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
Mid deck inset elevator
Mid deck inset elevator
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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.
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.
Citizens wave as the Langley passes under the Brooklyn Bridge
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 “Fleet Problems Exercise”
Langley and support ships are practicing a hard turn during one of the United States Navies “Fleet Problems Exercise”
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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
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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.
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.
Langley hit by torpedo
Langley hit by torpedo
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Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier
Illustration for article titled USS Langley neé Jupiter: America’s First Carrier

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