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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.1

Funnels

There were two funnels venting out through the island.1

Ships

IX-81 USS Sable

  • Originally the Greater Buffalo.1
  • Manufacturer: American1
  • October 27, 1923: Launched.1
  • March 8, 1943: Completed.1

Specifications

  USS Sable
Crew 3001
Displacement 8,000 tons1
Physical Characteristics  
Length 535'1
163.07 m1
Length - Water Line 519'1
158.19 m1
Beam 58'1
17.68 m1
Draft / Height 15' 6"1
4.72 m1
Flight Deck - Width 90'1
27.43 m1
Performance  
Speed 18 knots1
Armament None1
Aircraft None1
Armor  
Engines Inclined compound.1
Boilers Cylindrical1: 41
Paddles 21
HP 10,5001

Sources:

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