USS Pleiades I

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Pleiades I

(SP-1616: dp. 8,545; 1. 331'5"; b. 47'; dr. 25'; B. 10 k.; cpl. 81;
a. 2 4")

Pleiades (SP-1616), built in 1900 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, Md. was taken over by WSA from her owner, Luckenbach S.~. Co., New York, and turned over to the Navy, on bare boat charter, 26 August 1918; and commiesioned 27 August 1918.

Refitted at New York for use as a NOTS vessel, on Army account, Pleiadee completed one cargo run to France

and back, before the end of the First World War, 11 No vember 1918. Following the Armistice, she crossed the Atlantic onee more, returning to the United States 29 January 1919. Reconditioned, she decommissioned, 7 March 1919, and was returned to her owner, at Philadelphia, 18 March 1919.