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USS Lang (DE-1060/FF-1060)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Lang (DE-1060/FF-1060)

USS Lang (DE-1060) was laid down by Todd Shipyards Corp., San Pedro, Calif., 25 March 1967; launched 17 February 1968; sponsored by Mrs. Ephraim P. Holmes, wife of Admiral Holmes, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, and Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic Fleet

On 17 October 1989, hours after the Loma Prieta earthquake, USS Lang (DE-1060) left Treasure Island for Hunters Point, where she provided wet steam to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Through this effort, PG&E was able to quickly re-establish electrical services to San Francisco. For this effort USS Lang (DE-1060) and her crew were awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal, which was later expanded to include all military members in the San Francisco Bay area at the time.

USS Lang (DE-1060) was decommissioned 12 December 1991, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register 11 January 1995, and sold for scrapping on 15 December 2001. 

For a complete history of USS Lang (DE-1060) please see its DANFS page.