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Polar Sea

 

Any body of water lying above the Arctic Circle or below the Antarctic Circle.

 

(SP–3301: dp. 8,835; l. 353’3”; b. 49’; dr. 23’1”; s. 12 k.; cpl. 86; a. 1 6”, 1 6 pdr.)

 

Polar Sea (SP–3301), formerly Warrenton, was built in 1918 by the Baltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore Md., for the Garland Steamship Corp.; requisitioned by the USSB for use in NOTS as a refrigerated cargo ship 11 April 1918; and commissioned at Hoboken, N.J. 23 October 1918, Lt. Comdr. George Campbell, USNRF, in command.

 

Polar Sea left New York 6 November 1918 on the first of three runs to St. Nazaire, France with provisions for the American Expeditionary Force. Her important cargo included 2,387 tons of frozen beef as well as Army trucks and general supplies.

 

Polar Sea decommissioned 12 June 1919 at New York and returned to the USSB.