USS Lang FF-1060
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Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003
From: Jeff Hollingshead
Rank: STG3
Reported: 1979
Departed: 1981

My name was STG 3 Jeff, (face) Hollingshead. Alot of guys on the Lang will remember me from the Boat People days. Looking to hook-up with guys from that ship. My years are 79-81 and its the Lang. I can't believe she is gone it hurts.

Jeff Hollingshead

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001
From: Erin "Ace" Andres
Rank: HM3
Reported: 1976
Departed: 1977

I was the Doc on the Lang from early 1976 til I was discharged in July of 1977. Most of the crew will remember me as a quality musician, as well as Doc. I got out and went into recording music in Hollywood. But my westpac in 1976 is still one of the best memories in my life. My thanks to the whole crew for the wonderful memories.

God Bless America......

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001
From: Mike Cozart
Rank: GMT3
Reported: 1982
Departed: 1984

It is great to see the old ship ! I am a little tweeked that the Mk-16 Mod-8 ASROC launcher was not mentioned in the description; it was the primaary weapons system.

Thanks for your hard work

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001
From: Ron Lussier
Rank: FC3
Reported: 1985
Departed: 1988


Thanks for this site, it brings back alot of old memories. I was on Lang when she moved to Treasure Island. I used to work on the CIWS and Harpoon systems. I'd like to get in touch with any of the FCs/gunners from '85-'88. I have some pics from a Tiger cruise (I'm not sure of the date). I'll scan them in when I get a chance.

Ron Lussier

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001
From: James B. Nicholson
Rank: NC1 (SW)
Reported: 1987
Departed: 1990


I served in LANG as a USNR(TAR) following the LANG's transfer to the Naval Reserve Force. The ship was homeported at Naval Station Treasure Island, CA.

Events during this period. Arrial from six-weeks North Pacific cruise in time for the Great Quake in San Francisco of 89. The ship, with only 56 souls onboard, transited from the TI Pier under the command of Executive Officer, CDR Mitchell, (the CO was on leave) to a commercial pier down the bay on the San Francisco side. LANG had to tansit under the damaged Bay Bridge to the peninsula. As requested by disaster officials, the ship provided steam to a civilian power plant in order to bring their boiler feedwater temperature up and the plant back online. The action returned electricity to over 250,000 San Franciso residents from three to five days earlier than they would have had it without the ship's assistance. Photos from the period are very scarce, and I have none. I just found your site and will scour my collection to see what pictures I do have of the ship.

NCC(SW) Jim Nicholson
Command Career Counselor
Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base
New Orelans, LA 70146-5012

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001
From: Donald Gurry
Rank: OS2
Reported: 1973
Departed: 1976

Made two deployments (1975 and 1976). Joined ship just before a long stay in drydock in 1973, then changed homeport to San Diego.

Looking for the old Radar Gang and other shipmates.

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001
From: Robert F. Bowley Jr.
Rank: Lt (jg)
Reported: 1973
Departed: 1976

I served as the Anti Submarine Warfare Officer during the 1973/1974 overhaul at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, and during the 1975 Deployment. During the overhaul we installed one of the first rubber "windows" on the sonar dome as well as the initial outfitting for a LAMPS Helicopter.

During the deployment we escorted the USS Coral Sea for most of her deployment and were involved in the evacuation of Saigon as well as the rescue of the SS Mayaguez. I still have my copy of the deployment cruise book and if you would like me to scan all or parts of it, let me know.


Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001
From: David Allen
Rank: IC1
Reported: 1979
Departed: 1981

Was Senior E-6 on Lang for last part of my time aboard. To those who were on board during that time, you will remember that I got sick in Nov. 1980 en-route to Guam from Hawaii. They thoght I had a heart attack. Did have one and to this day they are not sure what was wrong.

I retired in March 1981 and am now a College Professor in La Mesa, CA at Coleman College. If any of you out there remember me drop me a line.

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001
From: Donald Spiering
Rank: OS1
Reported: March 1984
Departed: April 1986

I am wanting to get in contact with any one that served with me in CIC when I was aboard. I was the ALPO and Secret library keeper for the Operations Department.

The other firts class was Len Heline OS1 anyone with information please contact me.

Thank you

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001
From: John Fannon
Rank: SH3
Reported: May, 1986
Departed: Oct, 1988

Just looking for old shipmates. I am now an SHC(SW) and will retire next year 2002. Send me an email.

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000
From: Charles Longshore
Rank: MM3
Reported: 1985
Departed: 1989

Served in Opperation "Close Look" off the coast of Panama in 1986. We won the Engineering "E" 2nd Time and The"Battle E."

Would like to here from any one who sereved wile I was on board.

Subject: USS Lang (DE-1060)
Date: 27 Aug 2000
From: Dallas Olson
Rank: FTG2
Reported: 1971
Departed: 1975

Subject: USS Lang (DE-1060)
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000
From: Mike Collier
Rank: STG1
Reported: 1970
Departed: 1972

Joined pre-commission crew in January 1970 fresh out of sonar school in Key West.

I still have the plank owner plaque. Went through one West Pac cruise in 1971. Left the Lang in 1972 to join another pre-commissioning crew with the USS Barbey. They were called Destroyer Escorts in those days.

I left the navy in 1974. There are a lot of not so young men I'd like to say hello to.

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000
From: Clay Harris
Rank: OS2
Reported: 1976
Departed: 1981

I do have pictures from the days on Lang. I will have to dust them off and try to remember the story of each.

This is a great way to touch base with long lost friends from years gone. I will pursue my collection of memorable junk to see if I may contribute to the cause.


Subject: USS Lang (DE-1060)
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000
From: James Hanus
Rank: ENS
Reported: 1970
Departed: 1971

I have just gotten around to checking into the old gal. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. I do have slide pictures of my tour on the Lang.

I served as first lt, Deck Division. I was really saddened to learn they turned my old home port (Long Beach) over to the red Chinese.

Subject: USS Lang (DE/FF-1060)
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000
From: Frank Hopkins
Rank: EM2
Reported: 1973
Departed: 1975

It has been a long time!!!!

I left the Lang in June of 1975, just after Mayaguez and the fall of Saigon. I will look for photos but I'm not pos. I look back now at good times, not so good then!!!

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000
From: Dave Rhoades
Rank: EN3
Reported: 1984
Departed: 1987


Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000
From: Art Hubacz

Glad to find the Lang hasn't been forgotten. She was a fine ship.

I served aboard the USS Lang from 1975-1978. That last year we were in dry dock in Portland, mainly because our sonar dome broke down while we were out to sea. I was an ETN2 (E-5) and was LPO for much of my duty on board. Toward the end, ETN1 Baker took over a few of my duties.

I was wondering if or how I can get in touch with guys from my department during those 3 years. Any reunions, etc.? Is there a master log of personnel during those years available?

That's all for now thanks,

Art Hubacz

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999
From: Paul Dambach
Rank: BT3
Reported: 1985
Departed: 1989

I was asigned to the Uss Lang from July 1985 to Jan 1989 and was looking to find some old friends that was on broad he Lang during the same time frame.

I have some Pictures that I will be sending in soon.

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060) "Decom Crew"
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999
From: Brad Sager

I was stationed on board the USS Lang as the Chief Boiler Technician from August, 1988 until it's decommissioning in December, 1991.

I'm looking for engineers who were stationed on board during that time. I have made contact with the following BT's: Todd Farrell, Ben Carrigan, Dennis Gambil. If you are one or know of anyone, you can reach me at the following E-Mail address USNBTC@AOL.COM

Brad Sager
USN Retired

Subject: USS Lang (FF-1060)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999
From: David Mitchell
Rank: Fireman
Reported: 1988
Departed: 1989

Was Aboard While the Lang when she was A TAR Frigate Stationed At Treasrure Island ( San Francisco Bay Area).

I went to The Damage Control A School at TI And was Stationed aboard the Lang At the end of school, The Lang went into Dry dock the day I reported aboard, (June 1988) and was there for three months. Wwe did not go very many places during my year long stay; Long Beach and San Diego were the only ports we visited during that time period.

Subject: Uss Lang FF-1060 at Gilbert Island's Independence
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998
From: Ed Treffery

The attach picture is when the USS Lang went below the Equator to a small Polynesian group of Islands called the Gilbert Islands. The largest Island being Tarawa. Any W.W.II historian will remember Tarawa being one of the bloodiest battles of the South Pacific.

After the war the islands were a British colony and in 1979 gained their Independence from Great Britain becoming the new country Kiribati. Naval vessels from England, Australia, New Zealand and United States filled the small harbor. The ceremony consisted of Honor guards from each country with The USS Lang's Honor guard representing the United States. The ceremony completed when Princess Anne transferred governmental control over to the the new form of local Parliament.

Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998
From: Joe Bell

I was on board the USS Lang from 1982-1986 as a Ship's Serviceman.

I do have some photos inside and out but don't have the tech to send them through e mail. Can you let me know an address I can send them to? I would also be interested in E-mailing with other shipmates from 82-86.


Joe Bell

Subject: USS Lang
Date: Fri, 01 May
From: Frank Matus


Subject: USS LANG (FF-1060)
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998
From: Michael Allen

Was on board LANG from 1979-1982. Two WESTPAC yearbooks plus personal photos. Two change of command ceremonies. Two rescues of Vietnamese refugees, and one trip to see what the the Iranians had up thier sleeve.

Was also on the JOHN R.CRAIG (DD-885) from 1978-1979. No pixs, but I know the reason for her decom.

Subject: USS Lang DE/FF 1060
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998
From: Gary Lang

Hi Mark,

It's me again! Ive got some more info for you concerning the Lang.

Laid down by Todd Shipbuilding, San Pedro, March 25 1967.
Launched February 17 1968.
Commissioned March 28 1970.
Reclassified from Destroyer Escort (DE-1060)
to Fast Frigate (FF-1060) on June 30 1975.
Decommissioned December 12 1991.
In reserve at Bremerton, Washington pending transfer to Taiwan.

Fair Sailing

Gary Lang

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