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US Navy collier USS Jupiter at Mare Island, California, United States, 16 Oct 1913. In 1922 Jupiter was modified to become the United States’ first aircraft carrier and was renamed USS LangleyAircraft carrier USS Langley (Langley-class) alongside the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, United States, 3 Jul 1923. The white building at the photo’s top left is the present day National Museum of the Navy.
US Navy collier USS Jupiter at Mare Island, California, United States, 16 Oct 1913. In 1922 Jupiter was modified to become the United States’ first aircraft carrier and was renamed USS LangleyAircraft carrier USS Langley (Langley-class) alongside the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, United States, 3 Jul 1923. The white building at the photo’s top left is the present day National Museum of the Navy.
Aircraft carrier USS Langley (Langley-class) alongside Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, 4 May 1925.The US Navy
Aircraft carrier USS Langley (Langley-class) alongside Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, 4 May 1925.The US Navy's first flattop aircraft carrier, USS Langley (Langley-class), at anchor with 7 battleships in Culebra Harbor, Culebra, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926. See Comment below.
USS Langley, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico, and others at anchor off Culebra island, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926USS Lexington (top), USS Saratoga (center), and USS Langley (bottom) at Bremerton, Washington, United States, 1929
USS Langley, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico, and others at anchor off Culebra island, Puerto Rico, 18 Mar 1926USS Lexington (top), USS Saratoga (center), and USS Langley (bottom) at Bremerton, Washington, United States, 1929
All three of the United States Navy’s aircraft carriers at the time, Langley, Saratoga, and Lexington, along with battleships and cruisers at anchor in Colon, Panama Canal Zone, roughly 1935.The US Navy’s first aircraft carrier, USS Langley, underway with nearly 60 aircraft flying overhead, 1935.
All three of the United States Navy’s aircraft carriers at the time, Langley, Saratoga, and Lexington, along with battleships and cruisers at anchor in Colon, Panama Canal Zone, roughly 1935.The US Navy’s first aircraft carrier, USS Langley, underway with nearly 60 aircraft flying overhead, 1935.
USS Saratoga (foreground), USS Langley (center), USS Lexington (background) and other warships off San Pedro, California, United States, 1930sUSS Lexington (left), USS Ranger (center), USS Langley (lower center), USS Saratoga (right), and other warships at anchor off Panama, 1936
USS Saratoga (foreground), USS Langley (center), USS Lexington (background) and other warships off San Pedro, California, United States, 1930sUSS Lexington (left), USS Ranger (center), USS Langley (lower center), USS Saratoga (right), and other warships at anchor off Panama, 1936
USS Langley after conversion into a seaplane tender, 1937Seaplane tender Langley being abandoned after being damaged by Japanese bombs, south of Java, 27 Feb 1942; destroyer Edsall by Langley
USS Langley after conversion into a seaplane tender, 1937Seaplane tender Langley being abandoned after being damaged by Japanese bombs, south of Java, 27 Feb 1942; destroyer Edsall by Langley's port side, men in foreground were of destroyer Whipple
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