Two United States Navy ships have borne the name Langley, after the American scientific pioneer Samuel Langley[?].
The first Langley (CV-1) was the first aircraft carrier of the Navy, converted from the collier[?] Jupiter in 1922, and sunk in February 1942 by the Japanese.
The second Langley (CVL-27) was a light aircraft carrier[?] commissioned in 1943, active in World War II, and transferred to France in 1951.