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North Pole

 

The northernmost point of Earth, the end of its axis of rotation.

 

(SP–3791: dp. 5,540; l. 353’3”; b. 49’; dr. 23’; s. 10 k. cpl. 90)

 

North Pole (SP–3791), 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.