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Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive
North Pole (ID 3791)
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Pup - Have - Fox
Refrigerated Freighter:Built in 1918 by the Baltimore Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MDAcquired by the Navy 10 January 1919 and commissioned the same day at BaltimoreDecommissioned 14 April 1919 at Jersey City, NJ and returned to the United States Shipping Board (USSB)Scrapped in 1937.
Specifications:Displacement 5,540 t.Length 353' 3"Beam 49'Draft 23'Speed 10 kts.Complement 90Propulsion: One 1,800ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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||Probably shown around the time of her completion in December 1918.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 65111
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: North Pole (ID 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 [Allied Expeditionary Forces] 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.
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