U.S.S. LANGLEY


General characteristics
Class and type: Langley-class aircraft carrier
Type: Aircraft carrier
Displacement:
  • 19,360 long tons (19,670 t) (as Jupiter)
  • 12,700 long tons (12,900 t) (standard, as Langley)[3]
  • 13,900 long tons (14,100 t) (full load, as Langley)[3]
Length: 542 ft (165.2 m)[3]
Beam: 65 ft 5 in (19.9 m)[3]
Draft:
  • 27 ft 8 in (8.4 m) (as Jupiter)
  • 24 ft (7.3 m) (as Langley)[3]
Installed power: 7,200 shp (5,400 kW)[3]
Propulsion:
Speed: 15.5 kn (17.8 mph; 28.7 km/h)
Range: 3,500 nmi (4,000 mi; 6,500 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h)[3]
Complement:
  • 163 officers and men (as Jupiter)
  • 468 officers and men (as Langley)
Armament:
Aircraft carried:
  • None (as Jupiter)
  • 36 (as Langley)[3]
Aviation facilities:

USS Langley (CV-1/AV-3) was the United States Navy‘s first aircraft carrier, converted in 1920 from the collierUSS Jupiter (AC-3), and also the U.S. Navy’s first turbo-electric-powered ship. Conversion of another collier was planned but canceled when the Washington Naval Treaty required the cancellation of the partially built battlecruisers Lexington and Saratoga, freeing up their hulls for conversion to the aircraft carriers CV-2 and CV-3Langley was named after Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American aviation pioneer.

Following another conversion, to a seaplane tenderLangleyfought in World War II. On 27 February 1942, she was attacked by dive bombers of the Japanese 21st and 23rd Naval Air Flotillas and so badly damaged that she had to be scuttled by her escorts.langleyphoto

Project Details

Personal Collection
Date 2008
Handmade scratch-built, wood, plastic & metal
8 ft. long.

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