LANGLEY AV 3

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Langley Class Aircraft Carrier
    Keel Laid 18 October 1911 - Launched 14 August 1912

  1. USS JUPITER Collier No. 3
  2. Commissioned 7 April 1913 - Decommissioned 24 March 1920 (for conversion)

  3. USS LANGLEY CV-1
  4. Renamed and redesignated Carrier (CV) 11 April 1920
    Recommissioned 20 March 1922

  5. USS LANGLEY AV-3
  6. Redesignated Seaplane Tender (AV) following conversion 21 April 1937
    Bombed by Enemy action and Scuttled 27 February 1942

 

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Jupiter Collier #3 Covers Page 1    (1915)
  2. USS Langley CV-1 / AV-3 Covers Page 1    (1923-1941)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
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Postmark Image
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Cover Image

USS JUPITER Collier #3

Post Office Established 7 April 1913 - Disestablished 24 March 1920


 

Locy Type
3 (AC)

"VALLEJO /
CALIFORNIA"

1913-11-27

GregCiesielski Jupiter AC3 19131127 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Jupiter AC3 19131127 1 Front.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type 9v

1916-11-03

GregCiesielski Jupiter AC3 19161103 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Jupiter AC3 19161103 1 Back.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
SLK

1916-11-03

GregCiesielski Jupiter AC3 1916 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Jupiter AC3 1916 1 Back.jpg

Note:


 

Locy Type
SLb (41x5)

1914-12-01

GregCiesielski Jupiter AC3 19141201 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Jupiter AC3 19141201 1 Back.jpg

From the Bob Govern collection.



USS LANGLEY CV-1 / AV-3

Post Office Established 29 August 1922 - Disestablished 27 February 1942


 

Locy Type
3 (A)

1926-04-27

GregCiesielski Langley CV1 19260427 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Langley CV1 19260427 1 Front.jpg

CV-1. Official Business


 

Locy Type
3 (AC-TBB)

"PORTSMOUTH /
VIRGINIA"

1939-03-26

Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 1 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 1 Front.jpg

AV-3


 

Locy Type
3s (A)

1923-04-10

Bunter Langley AV 3 19230410 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Langley AV 3 19230410 1 front.jpg

AV-3


 

Locy Type
3s (B)

1927-09-22

JonBurdett langley cv1 19270922 pm.jpg
JonBurdett langley cv1 19270922.jpg

AV-3


 

Locy Type
5hks

"WE ARE /
THANKFUL"

1934-11-29

Bunter Langley AV 3 19341129 1 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Langley AV 3 19341129 1.jpg

CV-1. Thanksgiving Day, cachet by Henry Kraus


 

Locy Type
5hks

"INDEPENDENCE /
DAY"

1935-07-04

GregCiesielski Langley CV1 19350704 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Langley CV1 19350704 1 Front.jpg

CV-1. Independence Day, cachet by William Ormandy and E. A. Peake


 

Locy Type
5hks

"FOURTEENTH /
BIRTHDAY"

1936-03-20

Bunter Langley CV1 19360320 1 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Langley CV1 19360320 1 Front.jpg

CV-1. 14th Anniversary as CV, cachet by Walter G. Crosby


 

Locy Type
6ep(3)

1941-03-21

JonBurdett langley av3 19410321 pm.jpg
JonBurdett langley av3 19410321.jpg

AV-3


 

Locy Type 9

1927-05-27

JonBurdett langley cv1 19270527 pm.jpg
JonBurdett langley cv1 19270527.jpg

CV-1


 

Locy Type 9v

1939-03-26

Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 2 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 1 Front.jpg

AV-3


 

Locy Type
9efw

1939-03-26

Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 6 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 1 Front.jpg

Av-3


 

Locy Type 9x

1939-03-26

Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 3 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 1 Front.jpg

AV-3


 

Locy Type 9x

1939-03-26

Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 4 Postmark.jpg
Bunter Langley AV3 19390326 1 Front.jpg

AV-3


 

Locy Type
FAKE

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-3

1941-08-24

GregCiesielski Langley AV3 19410824 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Langley AV3 19410824 1 Front.jpg

Cachet and postmark by Sibley's Dept. Store (Hobby Shop)

 

Other Information

USS JUPITER earned the Mexican Service Medal and the World War I Victory Medal w/ "Transport" clasp during her Naval career.

USS LANGLEY earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the American Defense Service Medal w/ "Fleet" clasp, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Battle star and the World War II Victory Medal during her Naval career.

NAMESAKE - Samuel Pierpont Langley (22 August 1834 - 27 February 1906)
         American astronomer, physicist, and pioneer in the development of heavier-than-air craft. Langley was also the 3rd Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1906.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Thomas F. Ruhm.

Three ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Langley CV-1, USS Langley DE‑131 (renamed Hammann) and USS Langley CVL-27.

One Liberty ship was named in his honor - SS Samuel P. Langley.

 


 

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