The Bache was named for August Bache, a Superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Built at: Unknown
Cost: $7,000 (purchase price) $2,190 (outfitting)
Length: 81' 6"
Draft: 4' 6"
Displacement: 95 tons
Acquired: From US Coast Survey Commissioned: May 1869
Disposition: Decommissioned later in 1869; returned to Coast Survey.
The Coast Survey schooner USCSS A.D. Bache was transferred to the Lighthouse Service in May 1869 and commissioned. It was assigned to the 7th Lighthouse District for approximately 6 months.
Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis and Trappe, MD: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.