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19-N-88984 USS Lang (DD-399)

Photo #: 19-N-88984  USS Lang (DD-399)
Title: USS Lang (DD-399)
Description: Plan view amidships and forward, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 August 1945. Note that the ship's torpedo tubes have been removed, replaced by twin 40mm gun mounts located immediately aft of her smokestack, in response to the threat of Japanese suicide aircraft. A Fletcher class destroyer is alongside (inboard), which has also received an enhanced anti-aircraft gun battery, with 40mm quadruple gun mounts fitted between the smokestacks. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 19-N-88984
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