Year Built
Official Number
Ship Yard
American SB
General Type
Military (Non Commercial)
Specific Type
Troop/Training Ship
Ship Length
519 feet
58 feet
Mast Height
Net Tons
Gross Tons
7739 tons
Cargo Capacity
Draft, Summer
Draft, Lightweight
Displacement, Summer
Displacement, Lightweight
Immersion, Summer
Immersion, Lightweight

Historical Narrative

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Vessel Name History

1923 - 1942: Greater Buffalo
1942 - 1948: Sable (IX-81)

Photo Information

Photo 1: USS Sable (IX-81) underway; image courtesy of US Museum of Naval Aviation (accession #1996.488.018.001)
Historical Documents

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Event: Vessel Name Change
Date: 8/10/1942

Vessel named changed from GREATER BUFFALO to SABLE (IX-81)
Event: Acquisition
Date: 7/7/1948

Title acquired from US Navy

Ship Imagery

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