Sunday, August 16, 2009

New photo found on E-Bay

USN Grumman F6F Hellcat - USS Sable

This is the latest photo I found for the USS Sable and USS Wolverine

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Video: Recovered Douglas SBD Dauntless

Dripping water like a heavy sponge and riddled with quagga mussels, a World War II-era dive bomber was pulled from a channel off Waukegan Harbor Friday morning, some 65 years after being lost to Lake Michigan.
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Friday, March 27, 2009

TBM-3U Avenger

General Motors TBM-3U Avenger

N325GT / 69325/T-88 (cn 2064) On display in the Olympic Flight Museum. Painted as an Avenger that operated off of the USS Wolverine, a side-wheeled aircraft training aircraft carrier that opeated in the Great Lakes during World War II.

Friday, January 23, 2009

From Fourth Welland Canal Clippings

Much of the region's attention, however, was focused on the harbor at Port Colbome and the aircraft carrier, USS Sable. The ship arrived on Saturday, after being towed from Chicago on its way to Hamilton. The Sable remained in Port Colbome for a month before it was towed down the Welland Canal. Its 102-foot wide top deck would not fit through the canal, so 18 feet had to be cut from each side before it could proceed. The steel which was removed went to the Steel Company of Canada yard in Hamilton. The Sable, which was converted to an aircraft carrier from a cruise ship named the Greater Buffalo during the Second World War, was scheduled to be transformed into another type of ship, but our reseach failed to verify exactly how the ship changed, if at all.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rescued by the fish tug "The Energy"

Read how the crew of the fish tug “The Energy” saved a downed pilot from the USS Wolverine.

“It was then that Detlaff yelled, "one of those planes just hit the water". Sure enough, as everyone looked they could see the airplane beginning to settle in the waves, the pilot exiting the cockpit with his bright yellow "Mae West" life jacket gleaming in the late afternoon sun.”

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Saturday, December 06, 2008