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U.S.S. LANGLEY

(CVL-27)

THE COVERED WAGON

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CVL-27 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1942-Keel Date: 11 APR 1942
at New York Shipbuilding Corporation
JUL1942-AUG1944Middle Pacific
MAY1943-Launch Date: 22 MAY 1943
MAY1943-Shellback Initiation - 11 MAY 1943 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1943-Commissioned: 31 AUG 1943
MAR1944-Shellback Initiation - 9 MAR 1944 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1944-Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1944 - Indian Ocean
MAY1946-JAN1947Middle Pacific
FEB1947-Decommissioned: 11 FEB 1947

CVL-27 General Specifications

Class: Independence-class aircraft carrier

Complement: 1569 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 11000 tons

Length: 622.5 feet

Beam: 71.5 feet

Draft: 26 feet

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping