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The training aircraft carrier USS Sable in the icy waters of Lake Michigan at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1945.
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A photograph of USS Sable taken in similar icy conditions in Slightly bigger than Wolverine, Sable had similar speed, a narrower beam and a greater length.

The training aircraft carrier USS Sable in the icy waters of Lake Michigan at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1945.

The training aircraft carrier USS Sable in the icy waters of Lake Michigan at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1945.

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USS Sable (IX The training aircraft carrier in the icy waters of Lake Michigan at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, United States,

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Last US carrier lost in WWII USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95): A very impressive perspective seeing her bow-on like this, while loading Douglas SBD Dauntless scout bombers from a barge, circa 1944. Possibly at San Diego (Pt. Loma in background)? A Casablanca class escort carrier, she was launched in April, 1944 by Kaiser in Vancouver, Washington. Only 10 months later she would be sunk in action, the eleventh and last American aircraft carrier lost during World War II.
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My great uncle was aboard this ship and died with many others. USS Bismarck Sea The last aircraft carrier lost in WWII. Went down off the coast of Iwo Jima Feb

Last US carrier lost in WWII USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95): A very impressive perspective seeing her bow-on like this, while loading Douglas SBD Dauntless scout bombers from a barge, circa 1944. Possibly at San Diego (Pt. Loma in background)? A Casablanca class escort carrier, she was launched in April, 1944 by Kaiser in Vancouver, Washington. Only 10 months later she would be sunk in action, the eleventh and last American aircraft carrier lost during World War II.

Last US carrier lost in WWII USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95): A very impressive perspective seeing her bow-on like this, while loading Douglas SBD Dauntless scout bombers from a barge, circa 1944. Possibly at San Diego (Pt. Loma in background)? A Casablanca class escort carrier, she was launched in April, 1944 by Kaiser in Vancouver, Washington. Only 10 months later she would be sunk in action, the eleventh and last American aircraft carrier lost during World War II.
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USS Wolverine (IX-64) - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers used for aircrew training on the Great Lakes from 1943 to 1945.
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Training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine underway in Chicago harbor, 22 August 1942

USS Wolverine (IX-64) - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers used for aircrew training on the Great Lakes from 1943 to 1945.

USS Wolverine (IX-64) - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers used for aircrew training on the Great Lakes from 1943 to 1945.
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The aircraft carrier Saratoga at the dock of the shipyard Hunters point, early 30’s.
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The aircraft carrier Saratoga at the dock of the shipyard Hunters point, early 30’s.

The aircraft carrier Saratoga at the dock of the shipyard Hunters point, early 30’s.
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USS Sable IX-81 - Freshwater Carrier, Lake Michigan 1944 USS Sable (IX-81) was a training ship of the United States Navy during World War II.[3] Originally built as the Greater Buffalo, a sidewheel excursion steamer, she was converted in 1942 to a freshwater aircraft carrier to be used on the Great Lakes.
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World War 2 Warships - Fleet Surface Ships and Attack Submarines of the United States Navy in the Second World War

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USS Sable IX-81 - Freshwater Carrier, Lake Michigan 1944 USS Sable (IX-81) was a training ship of the United States Navy during World War II.[3] Originally built as the Greater Buffalo, a sidewheel excursion steamer, she was converted in 1942 to a freshwater aircraft carrier to be used on the Great Lakes.

USS Sable IX-81 - Freshwater Carrier, Lake Michigan 1944 USS Sable (IX-81) was a training ship of the United States Navy during World War II.[3] Originally built as the Greater Buffalo, a sidewheel excursion steamer, she was converted in 1942 to a freshwater aircraft carrier to be used on the Great Lakes.
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Photographic Print: Aircraft Carriers in Port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia by Stocktrek Images : 24x18in
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USS Oriskany CVA 34 Aircraft Carrier Coming Into Port At Subic Bay Naval Base In The Philippines. 1973. Photo By Bill Wolverton
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USS Oriskany CVA 34 Aircraft Carrier Coming Into Port At Subic Bay Naval Base In The Philippines. 1973. Photo By Bill Wolverton

USS Oriskany  CVA 34 Aircraft Carrier Coming Into Port At Subic Bay Naval Base In The Philippines. 1973. Photo By Bill Wolverton

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Aerial off the bow view of USS Antietam (CV-36) in camouflage underway off Philadelphia Navy Yard, March 2, 1945.

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USS Enterprise, designated CV-6 and affectionately called Big E, was the sole surviving Yorktown class aircraft carrier. Her keel was laid down on 16 July 1934 and she was launched on 3 October 1936. Along with USS Saratoga and USS Ranger, she is one of the only pre-WWII carriers to survive the war, and is the most decorated ship of WWII.

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World War II: Battle of Midway - The USS Yorktown lists heavily to port after being struck by Japanese bombers and torpedo planes in the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942. A destroyer stands by at right to assist as a salvage crew on the flight deck tries to right the stricken aircraft carrier. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

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USS Hancock

US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11), Sept. 1943.

HMS Illustrious was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers built for the Royal Navy before World War II.

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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