Crewmen hunker in the catwalks of training aircraft carrier USS Sable during flight operations on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944.

Caption   Crewmen hunker in the catwalks of training aircraft carrier USS Sable during flight operations on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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Photos at Same Place Lake Michigan, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 20 Sep 2013

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1. Charlie says:
10 May 2015 10:23:37 AM

Of what class of carrier were those used for training on the great lakes?
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
10 May 2015 04:37:50 PM


There were two carriers used to on Lake Michigan for carrier qualifications, USS Sable and USS Wolverine. Each one was created separately from Great Lakes side-wheel steamships and each one was unique unto itself. As such neither one belonged to a "class" in the same sense as most other Navy ships. Technically, the Navy did not even classify them as aircraft carriers-they were classified as Miscellaneous Unclassified ships with the 'IX' designation and within that heading they were called Training Aircraft Carriers.

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