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The steamship Greater Buffalo before she was converted to the training aircraft carrier USS Sable. The Great Lakes, United States, 1930s.As work finishes up on the side-wheel aircraft carrier USS Wolverine, work begins on converting the Greater Buffalo, left, into the second side-wheel aircraft carrier USS Sable, Buffalo, New York, United States, Aug 1942Captain Warren K Berner, left, reading his orders to take command of the training carrier USS Sable at her commissioning ceremony at the American Shipbuilding Company in Buffalo, New York, 8 May 1943.The training aircraft carrier USS Sable in the icy waters of Lake Erie on the day of her commissioning in Buffalo, New York, United States, 8 May 1943.
The steamship Greater Buffalo before she was converted to the training aircraft carrier USS Sable. The Great Lakes, United States, 1930s.As work finishes up on the side-wheel aircraft carrier USS Wolverine, work begins on converting the Greater Buffalo, left, into the second side-wheel aircraft carrier USS Sable, Buffalo, New York, United States, Aug 1942Captain Warren K Berner, left, reading his orders to take command of the training carrier USS Sable at her commissioning ceremony at the American Shipbuilding Company in Buffalo, New York, 8 May 1943.The training aircraft carrier USS Sable in the icy waters of Lake Erie on the day of her commissioning in Buffalo, New York, United States, 8 May 1943.
Newly converted USS Sable training aircraft carrier on her delivery trip to Chicago, Illinois upbound on Lake St Clair, Michigan, United States.  Photo taken from the freighter Joseph Wood. May 24 1943.An FM-2 Wildcat in trouble immediately after take-off from USS Sable, Great Lakes, USA, May-June 1943.F4U-1 Corsair, an F4F Wildcat, and two TBF-1 Avengers run up their engines prior to launch from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, mid-1943.One SNJ Texan has just landed on USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States as another goes around for another pass, 1943.
Newly converted USS Sable training aircraft carrier on her delivery trip to Chicago, Illinois upbound on Lake St Clair, Michigan, United States. Photo taken from the freighter Joseph Wood. May 24 1943.An FM-2 Wildcat in trouble immediately after take-off from USS Sable, Great Lakes, USA, May-June 1943.F4U-1 Corsair, an F4F Wildcat, and two TBF-1 Avengers run up their engines prior to launch from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, mid-1943.One SNJ Texan has just landed on USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States as another goes around for another pass, 1943.
SNJ Texan aircraft having just landed on USS Sable, Lake Michigan, United States, 10 Jun 1943Landing Signal Officers stand-by as an SNJ Texan approaches training aircraft carrier USS Sable for a landing on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943.The camera catches an FM-2 Wildcat mid-bounce in a hard landing aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943.  This aircraft probably ended up on its back, like so many did.US Navy TDN-1 drone test from the decks of the training carrier USS Sable while steaming in reverse in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943. This particular test was unsuccessful. Photo 1 of 4.
SNJ Texan aircraft having just landed on USS Sable, Lake Michigan, United States, 10 Jun 1943Landing Signal Officers stand-by as an SNJ Texan approaches training aircraft carrier USS Sable for a landing on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943.The camera catches an FM-2 Wildcat mid-bounce in a hard landing aboard the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943. This aircraft probably ended up on its back, like so many did.US Navy TDN-1 drone test from the decks of the training carrier USS Sable while steaming in reverse in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943. This particular test was unsuccessful. Photo 1 of 4.
US Navy TDN-1 drone test from the decks of the training carrier USS Sable while steaming in reverse in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943. This particular test was unsuccessful. Photo 2 of 4.US Navy TDN-1 drone test from the decks of the training carrier USS Sable while steaming in reverse in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943. This particular test was unsuccessful. Photo 3 of 4.US Navy TDN-1 drone test from the decks of the training carrier USS Sable while steaming in reverse in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943. This particular test was unsuccessful. Photo 4 of 4.USS Sable at anchor in West Grand Traverse Bay, off Traverse City, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943; note two TDN-1 assault drone on the flight deck
US Navy TDN-1 drone test from the decks of the training carrier USS Sable while steaming in reverse in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943. This particular test was unsuccessful. Photo 2 of 4.US Navy TDN-1 drone test from the decks of the training carrier USS Sable while steaming in reverse in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943. This particular test was unsuccessful. Photo 3 of 4.US Navy TDN-1 drone test from the decks of the training carrier USS Sable while steaming in reverse in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943. This particular test was unsuccessful. Photo 4 of 4.USS Sable at anchor in West Grand Traverse Bay, off Traverse City, Michigan, United States, 10 Aug 1943; note two TDN-1 assault drone on the flight deck
A damaged FM-2 Wildcat being hoisted by a crane from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable to a waiting barge on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943-45.A TBF-1 Avenger hanging precariously over the side of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944-45.A TBM Avenger after a water landing beside the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944-45. Photo 1 of 2.A TBM Avenger after a water landing beside the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944-45. Photo 2 of 2.
A damaged FM-2 Wildcat being hoisted by a crane from the training aircraft carrier USS Sable to a waiting barge on Lake Michigan, United States, 1943-45.A TBF-1 Avenger hanging precariously over the side of the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944-45.A TBM Avenger after a water landing beside the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944-45. Photo 1 of 2.A TBM Avenger after a water landing beside the training aircraft carrier USS Sable on Lake Michigan, United States, 1944-45. Photo 2 of 2.

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