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United States' IX-81 USS Sable training aircraft carrier

Photos

IX-64 USS Sable on Lake Michigan in 1944:
United States' USS Sable Training aircraft carrier with a F4F ready for a catapult launch, June 1942
US Navy Photo

Design

The Sable was similar to the Wolverine.

Funnels

There were two funnels venting out through the island.

Ships

IX-81 USS Sable

  • Originally the Greater Buffalo.
  • Manufacturer: American
  • October 27, 1923: Launched.
  • March 8, 1943: Completed.

Specifications

  USS Sable
Crew 300
Displacement 8,000 tons
Physical Characteristics  
Length 535'
163.07 m
Length - Water Line 519'
158.19 m
Beam 58'
17.68 m
Draft / Height 15' 6"
4.72 m
Flight Deck - Width 90'
27.43 m
Performance  
Speed 18 knots
Armament None
Aircraft None
Armor  
Engines Inclined compound.
Boilers Cylindrical: 4
Paddles 2
HP 10,500

Sources:

  1. The World's Aircraft Carriers 1914 - 1945, Roger Chesneau, 1986
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site