List of Aircraft Carriers of The United States Navy - Training Ships

Training Ships

During World War II, the United States Navy purchased two Great Lakes side-wheel paddle steamers and converted them into freshwater aircraft carrier training ships. Both vessels were designated with the hull classification symbol IX (Unclassified Miscellaneous) and lacked hangar decks, elevators or armaments. The role of these ships was for the training of pilots for carrier take-offs and landings. Together the Sable and Wolverine trained 17,820 pilots in 116,000 carrier landings. Of these, 51,000 landings were on Sable.

# Name Commissioned Class Status
IX-64 Wolverine 1942 Training ship Decommissioned: 7 November 1945. Scrapped 1947
IX-81 Sable 1943 Training ship Decommissioned: 7 November 1945. Scrapped 1948

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