USS LANG was the ninth KNOX - class frigate and the second ship named after John Lang who was a seaman on board the sloop-of-war WASP during her engagement with HMS FROLIC, 18 October 1812. He was the first man to board the British ship in the closing stage of the action, and his ardor and impetuosity carried the remainder of the boarding party with him.
Decommissioned on December 12, 1991, and stricken from the Navy list on January 11, 1995, the LANG transferred to the Maritime Administration on June 29, 1996, for disposal at the Suisun Bay, Calif., site. The frigate was later sold for scrapping. Scrapping was completed on December 15, 2001.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 22, 1964|
|Keel laid: March 25, 1967|
|Launched: February 17, 1968|
|Commissioned: March 28, 1970|
|Decommissioned: December 12, 1991|
|Builder: Todd Pacific Shipyards, San Pedro, Calif.|
|Propulsion system: 2 - 1200 psi boilers; 1 geared turbine, 1 shaft; 35,000 shaft horsepower|
|Length: 438 feet (133.5 meters)|
|Beam: 47 feet (14.4 meters)|
|Draft: 25 feet (7.6 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 4,200 tons full load|
|Speed: 27 knots|
|Armament: one Mk-16 missile launcher for ASROC and Harpoon missiles, one Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber gun, Mk-46 torpedoes from single tube launchers, one Mk-25 BPDMS launcher for Sea Sparrow missiles|
|Aircraft: one SH-2F (LAMPS I) helicopter|
|Crew: 18 officers, 267 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS LANG. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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