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USS Sable (IX-81)


Aviator Training Aircraft Carrier


United States | 1924



"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 | Last Edited: 09/26/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Sable (IX-81).
Inclined compound steam engine with 9 x boilers and side paddle-wheel.
Propulsion
18.0 kts
20.7 mph
Surface Speed
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Sable (IX-81).
300
Personnel
Complement
518.6 ft
158.07 meters
O/A Length
58.0 ft
17.68 meters
Beam
21.2 ft
6.46 meters
Draught
7,000
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Sable (IX-81).
None installed.
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of USS Sable (IX-81).
Limited number of aircraft for training purposes.
Ships-in-Class (1)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Sable (IX-81) family line as relating to the USS Sable group.
USS Sable (IX-81)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Sable (IX-81). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the United States

[ United States ]
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Image of the USS Sable (IX-81)
Image from the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BROWN WATER SERVICE
FLAG / CAPITAL SHIP
SHIP-TO-SHORE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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