2 Jun 1951

  • Light carrier La Fayette (R96) was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS AFDB-1 was recommissioned into service at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii under the command of Captain O. J. Stien. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 2 Jun 1951
Raising of the French flag aboard the ex-USS Langley upon being commissioned as the La Fayette in the French Navy, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Jun 1951

2 Jun 1951 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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