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USS Lang (DE 1060)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: Combat Action Ribbon - CG Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2)
Second Row: Navy Expeditionary Medal - National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 star - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/ 2 stars
Third Row: Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 stars - Humanitarian Service Ribbon w/ 1 star - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Specifications:
Class: Knox
Type: SCB No. 199C / 1964
Number in Class: 46
Displacement: 3020 tons (std), 4065 tons (full)
Length: 415' (wl), 438' (oa)
Beam: 46' 9" (extreme)
Draft: 24' 9" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 Combustion Engineering 1200psi boilers; 1 Westinghouse geared turbine; 35,000 shp; 1 shaft
Speed: 27 kts
Range: 4,500 nm @ 20 knots
Complement: 16 / 211
Missiles: 1 8-tube Mk25 Sea Sparrow BPDMS in DE 1052-1069, 1071-1083, 1 8-tube Mk29 NATO Sea Sparrow IPDMS in DE 1070, Harpoon missiles from modified ASROC launcher
Guns: 1 x 5"/54 cal. DP Mk 42 (600 rds)
ASW Weapons: 1 Mk16 ASROC launcher (16 missiles), 4-12.75" (324mm) Mk 32 (4x1 fixed) tubes / Mk 46 torpedos (6)
Radars: AN/SPS-10 (surface), AN/SPS-40 (air), AN/SPS-58 threat warning in some ships
Sonars: AN/SQS-26CX, AN/SQS-35 IVDS in FF-1052, 1056, 1063-1071, 1073-1076, 1078-1097
Fire Control Systems: Mk68 Mod. 11/13/14 Gun FCS, Mk114 Mod 14/16 ASW FCS
Helicopter: 1 - SH-2 LAMPS Helicopter
Lang (DE 1060) Building and Operational Data:
  • 22 July 1964: Building contract awarded to Todd Shipyard Corp.
  • 25 March 1967: Keel laid by the Todd Shipyard Corp., San Pedro, Calif.
  • 17 February 1968: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. Ephraim P. Holmes, wife of Admiral Holmes, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, and Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic Fleet
  • 28 March 1970: Commissioned at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Cmdr. Frederic H.M. Kinley in command
  • 30 June 1975: Reclassified Frigate (FF 1060)
  • 12 December 1991: Decommissioned after 21.7 years of service
  • 11 January 1995: Struck from the NVR
  • 17 January 2001: Scrapping contract awarded to Ship Dismantlement and Recycling, Inc., San Francisco, Cal. for 3.3 million dollars.
  • 31 January 2001: Removed from Navy custody
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    Lang 103k 1976 / location unknown Robert M. Cieri
    Lang 167k 1 October 1985: At sea - An aerial port beam view of Lang underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01076 by PH3 James M. Brewster from the Defense Visual Information Center) Navsource
    Lang 199k 1 October 1985: At sea - An aerial starboard bow view of Lang underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01077 by PH3 James M. Brewster from the DVIC)
    Lang 145k 1 October 1985: At sea - An aerial bow view of Lang underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01078 by PH3 James M. Brewster from the DVIC)
    Lang 197k 1 October 1985: At sea - An aerial high angle port quarter view of Lang underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01081 by PH3 James M. Brewster from the DVIC)
    Lang 157k 1 October 1985: At sea - An aerial starboard quarter view of Lang underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01082 by PH3 James M. Brewster from the DVIC)
    Lang 190k 1 October 1985: At sea - An aerial stern view of Lang underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-86-01083 by PH3 James M. Brewster from the DVIC)
    Lang 370k 1988: Lang moored pierside in an unidentified port. (Photo from the collection of  Chris Howell) Chris Howell
    Southland Ship Stores Ltd
    Port of Bluff, New Zealand
    Lang 136k 1 September 1989: At sea - Crew members aboard Lang stand by a refueling line as Lang conducts underway replenishment operations with the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09615 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC) Navsource
    Lang 165k 1 September 1989: At sea - Lang crew members aboard set up a manila rig to secure a refueling cable during underway replenishment operations between Lang and Peleliu (LHA 5) during PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09616 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC)
    Lang 107k 1 September 1989: At sea - Crew members aboard Lang stand by a refueling line as Lang refuels from Peleliu (LHA 5) during PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09617 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC)
    Lang 104k 1 September 1989: At sea - Crew members watch from the bridge as the ship takes on fuel during underway replenishment operations between Lang and Peleliu. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09618 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC)
    Lang 182k 1 September 1989: At sea - Lang is replenished under during PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09420 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC)
    Lang 146k 18 September 1989: At sea - A bow view of Lang underway during PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09772 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC)
    Lang 209k 18 September 1989: At sea - A port bow view of Lang underway during PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09775 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC)
    Lang 161k 18 September 1989: At sea - A bow view of Lang followed by the guided missile frigate USS Sides (FFG 14) during PACEX '89. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-09776 by JO1 Lancaster from the DVIC)
    Lang 229k 1 October 1989: At sea - The guided missile frigate USS Sides (FFG 14), left, and Lang maneuver during Pac Ex '89. Both ships are part of the Naval Reserve Force Pacific Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-05969, from the DVIC)
    Lang 139k 4 September 1990: At sea off Subic Bay- A port view of Lang underway. (U.S. Navy photo DVID #DN-ST-90-11616 by PHC Steve Harris, from the DVIC)

    View the USS Lang (DE 1060) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Lang's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    28 Mar 1970 - 07 Jan 1972        Cmdr. Frederic Henry Michael Kinley
    07 Jan 1972 - 14 Sep 1973   Cmdr. Walter William Salmon, Jr.
    14 Sep 1973 - 06 Oct 1975   Cmdr. Richard L. Wyatt
    06 Oct 1975 - 10 Sep 1977   Cmdr. Keith Archibald Stewart
    10 Sep 1977 - 26 Nov 1979   Cmdr. Thomas G. Kelley
    26 Nov 1979 - 24 Oct 1981   Cmdr. Clyde James Van Arsdall III
    24 Oct 1981 -17 Dec 1983   Cmdr. James Allen Lee
    17 Dec 1983 - 10 May 1986   Cmdr. Robert A. Goff
    10 May 1986 - 21 Jul 1988   Cmdr. Robert T. Sollenberger
    21 Jul 1988 - 21 Sep 1990   Cmdr. Ronald B. Moore
    21 Sep 1990 - 12 Dec 1991   Cmdr. Robert R. Martin

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

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    Additional Resources

    USS Lang Association
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer History Foundation
    Tin Can Sailors Shipmate Registry - USS Lang
    USS Lang Page on Destroyers Online
    USS Lang Page on Military.Com
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