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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Greater Buffalo

Other name(s): U.S.S. Sable

Ship owner: Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co.; U.S. Navy

Ship builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Engine builder: Detroit Shipbuilding Co.

Year ship built: 1923

Year engine built: 1923

Final disposition: Scrapped in Hamilton in 1948.


Converted to training aircraft carrier in 1942.


b) U.S.S. Sable


1) Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co.

2) U.S. Navy (1942)

Registry number: US. 223663

Hull number: 786

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, sidewheel

Height: 21.3 ft.

Width: 58 ft.

Length: 518.7 ft.

Stroke length: 108 in.

Gross tonnage: 7739

Net tonnage: 3330

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Inclined compound

Piston 1: 66 in.

Piston 2: 96 in.

Piston 3: 96 in.

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