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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates|
|Convoy UGS-36 1 April 1944|
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|First UN Counter Offensive
12 February to 22 March 1951
|Second Korean Winter
3 to 6, 11 to 12, 20 to 21 and 29 to 31 December 1951
3 to-6 and 13 to 14 January 1952
24 to 30 March 1952
|Communist China Spring Offensive
30 April to 6 May 1951
|Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
2 to 3 June 1952
|UN Summer-Fall Offensive
9 to 10 and 24 to 25 July 1951
8 to 12 September 1951
20 to 23 September 1951
10 to 15 and 24 to 27 October 1951
|Korea, Summer-Fall 1953
24 to 26 May 1953
3 to 6 June 1953
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Moore McCormack Lines
|133k||Moore-McCormack Lines MV Donald McKay being assisted by tugs, date and location unknown.
US Maritime Commission photo.
|USS Polaris (AF-11)
|59k||USS Polaris (AF-11) at anchor off New York soon after conversion, circa May 1941. A recognition feature retained by this ship
throughout her career is the pair of forward kingposts.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-23940, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|193k||USS Polaris (AF-11) at anchor off New York soon after conversion, circa May 1941.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-23939, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
Battleship Iowa Pacific Battleship Center
|170k||USS Polaris (AF-11) at anchor off New York soon after conversion, circa May 1941.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-23942, and 19-N-23941 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|97k||USS Polaris (AF-11) under way departing Halifax harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada, 11 May1942.
Photo from the Nova Scotia Archives, HB Jefferson collection. For educational and non commercial use.
|121k||USS Polaris (AF-11) photographed, 21 April 1943, in the Atlantic east of Norfolk, Va., by a blimp based at Weeksville, N.C.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # BuAer 64276, a US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|162k||Sketch of USS Polaris (AF-11) artist unknown. Printed on the back of the image is "Compliments of Bacharach Industrial Instrument Company, Pittsburgh, Pa. 1943"||Tommy Trampp|
|148k||USS Polaris (AF-11) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|57k||USS Polaris (AF-11) probably soon after recommissioning in July 1949. Note the wide, flat bridge front, also a prominent
feature of her original sisters of the Arcturus (AKA-1) class.
US Navy photo # USN 1044035, from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|44k||USS Polaris (AF-11) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|285k||USS Polaris (AF-11) Recommissioning Ceremony, 1 July 1949, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.
US Navy photo from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum File name: AF 11 3908-7-49, US Navy Photo, 7/1/49.
|109k||USS Polaris (AF-11) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|148k||USS Polaris (AF-11) in the background at Mare Island Naval Shipyard with ex-USS PCC-802 in the foreground, in South Korean service, as ROKS Sam Kak San (PC-703), Photo dated 16 June 1950. Actual date may be in July 1949. Note Polaris is flying a Union Jack at her bow.
US Navy photo # NH 85485 now in the collections of the Naval Historical Center
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|85k||USS Polaris (AF-11) with USS Antietam (CV-36) and USS Hopewell (DD-681) alongside.
These photos were likely taken during Antietam's only combat tour to WestPac and Korea, 8 September 1951 to 2 May 1952.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|168k||Aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41) and the destroyer USS Twining (DD-540) during an underway replenishment with USS Polaris (AF-11). Midway, with assigned Carrier Air Group 1 (CVG-1), circumnavigated the globe between 27 December 1954 and 14 July 1955.
US Navy photo from the USS Midway (CVA-41) 1955 cruise book.
|01||CDR. Graves Jr., Edwin Darius||4 April 1941 - ?|
|02||CDR. Miller, Carson Rial USN (USNA 1922)||9 August 1942 - ?|
|03||CDR. Stroik, Edward Albert, USNR||21 July 1944 - ?|
|04||CDR. Olsen, Harold John||15 October 1944 - 8 January 1945|
|05||CDR. Stansbury, John Alexander USN (USNA 1916)||8 January - 10 November 1945|
|06||LTjg. William, Milo Michel, USNR||10 November 1945 - 1 December 1945|
|07||LTjg. Stipleman, Raymond, USNR||1 December 1945 - 1 January 1946|
|08||LTjg. Sullivan, William A., USNR||1 January 1946 - 18 January 1946|
|Decommissioned||18 January 1946 - 1 July 1949|
|09||CAPT. Meola, Vincent James||1950 - 18 December 1951|
|10||CDR. Hayden, Eugene Benjamin, USN||18 December 1951 - 28 December 1952|
|11||CDR. Mason, Guy Adams, USN||28 December 1952 - 1954|
|12||CDR. Schwabe, Leo Robert, USN||1954 - 1 January 1956|
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