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Parthenia

 

An epithet of several Greek goddesses, especially Athena.

 

(SP–671: t. 144; l. 131’; b. 18’; dr. 7’5”; s. 13.5 k.; cpl. 22; a. 1 3-pdr., 1 mg.)

 

Parthenia, a steam yacht built in 1903 by Herreschoff Mfg., Co., Bristol, R.I., was purchased by the Navy from Henry E. Converse 15 August 1917 and placed in service shortly thereafter.

 

Patrolling off the Atlantic coast during World War I, Parthenia continued this duty after the cessation of hostilities.

 

After being placed out of service, she was sold 17 August 1920.