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Sideview of Wooden Barricade Fence at Jamestowne Fort, Jamestown, Virginia
USS LangleyUSS LANGLEY CV-1 The Covered Wagon On October 17, 1922, a Vought biplane, piloted by Lieutenant V.C. Griffin, rumbled off the wooden flight deck of the USS LANGLEY (CV-1) at anchor in the York River. This was the first takeoff from a U.S. Navy carrier. The LANGLEY, was converted from a collier here at Norfolk Naval Shipyard into the Navy's first aircraft carrier.