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USS Wolverine (IX-64)

Built at American Shipbuilding Company in 1912 at Wyandotte, Michigan, the side-wheel excursion steamer, SS Seeandbee was acquired by the U.S. Navy in March 1942 for services during World War II.  Renamed Wolverine, she was converted to a training aircraft carrier and received the designation of IX-64.   During the war, she trained hundreds of pilots on Lake Michigan.   Upon the war's conclusion, Wolverine was decommissioned in November 1945 and was sold two years later for scrapping.  

Image:  80-G-75404:   USS Wolverine (IX-64), 1943.   Official U.S. Navy Photgoraph, now in the collection of the National Archives.