USS Psyche V

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Psyche V SP-9

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Psyche V

A former name retained.

(SP-9: t. 43; 1. 75'; h. 13'6"; dr. 4'6"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 11, a. 1 3
pdr., 2 ma)

Psyche V (SP-9), formerly Achelous, was built in 1911 by Fred S. Nocek, East Greenwieh, 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 Spiee, 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 Commercee 16 June 1919.