The northernmost point of Earth, the end of its axis of rotation.
(SP3791: dp. 5,540; l. 3533; b. 49; dr. 23; s. 10 k. cpl. 90)
North Pole (SP3791), a refrigerator ship, was built by the Baltimore Drydock & Shipbuilding Co.; taken over by USSB for transfer to the Navy; and commissioned at Baltimore 10 January 1919, Lt. Comdr. Thomas H. McKellum, USNRF, in command.
After refitting, North Pole proceeded to New York, loaded a cargo of beef for the AEF, and sailed for France 2 February 1919. She discharged her cargo at St. Nazaire, departing for home 19 March with a cargo of Navy stores, arriving 5 April.
North Pole decommissioned and was returned to USSB 14 April 1919 at Jersey City, N.J.