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Psyche V (SP 9)

Psyche V served both the U. S. Navy and the Department of Commerce


  • Built in 1909 as Achelous by Fred S. Nock, East Greenwich, RI
  • Renamed Psyche V
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 April 1917
  • Commissioned USS Psyche V (SP 9), 15 June 1917 at New York, NY
  • Transferred to the Department of Commerce 16 June 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 43 t.
  • Length 75'
  • Beam 13' 6"
  • Draft 4' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 11
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and two machine guns.
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    Psyche V 111k c. 1917
    Psyche V at time of U.S. Navy acquisition
    Library of Congress photo LC-B2-3948-14
    Mike Green
    Psyche V 97k In port during World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102143
    Naval Historical Center

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