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Psyche V (S. P. 9)

(SP-9: t. 43; l. 75-; b. 13-6-; dr. 4-6-; s. 12 k.; cpl. 11; a. 1 3pdr., 2 mg)

A former name retained.

Psyche V (S. P. 9), formerly Achelous, was built in 1911 by Fred S. Nock, East Greenwich, R.I.; was purchased by the Navy from W. S. Bentham, New York, N. Y., 23 April 1917; delivered 2 May 1917; and commissioned at New York 15 June 1917, Chief Boatswain William Spice, USNRF, in command.

The wooden motor boat, was assigned to Squadron 8, 3rd District Naval Forces for section patrol at the beginning of World War I. Later she was transferred to Squadron 19 based at New York 19 December 1918.

Psyche V was turned over to the Department of Commerce 16 June 1919.

Published: Thu Feb 11 14:27:02 EST 2016