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USS Langley (CVL-27)

Conventionall-Powered Aircraft Carrier

USS Langley CVL-27 carried the Langley name - first aircraft carrier of the USN - throughout World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 4/17/2016
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Year: 1943
Ships-in-Class: 9
Named Ships: USS Independence (CVL-22); USS Princeton (CVL-23); USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24); USS Cowpens (CVL-25); USS Monterey (CVL-26); USS Langley (CVL-27); USS Cabot (CVL-28); USS Bataan (CVL-29); USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
Complement: 1570
Length: 622.5 ft (189.74 m)
Width: 109 ft (33.22 m)
Height: 26 ft (7.92 m)
Displacement (Surface): 11,000 tons
Propulsion: 4 x Boilers with 4 x General Electric turbines driving 100,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 31 kts (36 mph)
Operators: United States


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