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USS Sable (IX-81)

Aviator Training Aircraft Carrier

Born from the sidewheel steamer, USS Sable IX-81 served the USN as an aviator training platform for her part in American naval history.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 9/26/2016
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Year: 1924
Ships-in-Class: 1
Named Ships: USS Sable (IX-81)
Complement: 300
Length: 518.6 ft (158.07 m)
Width: 58 ft (17.68 m)
Height: 21.2 ft (6.46 m)
Displacement (Surface): 7,000 tons
Propulsion: Inclined compound steam engine with 9 x boilers and side paddle-wheel.
Speed (Surface): 18 kts (21 mph)
Operators: United States


None installed.

Air Wing

Limited number of aircraft for training purposes.
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