USS Polar Bear

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(SP-3666: dp. 8,835; 1. 353'3"; b. 49', dr. 23'1", s. 12 k.
cpl. 86)

Polar Bear (SP-3666) was built in 1918 by the Baltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Md., requisitioned by USSB for use in NOTS as a refrigerated cargo ship 28 September 1918; and commissioned at Baltimore 3 December 1918, Lt. Comdr. Richard Russell Lukens, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to NOTS, Polar Bear sailed 19 December 1918 with a full earzo of general Army supplies for the American Expeditionary Force in France. She dlseharged her cargo at La Palliee, Verdun, Bordeaux and Paulliae before returning to the U.S. 3 February 1919.

Polar Bear was decommissioned at New York 10 March 1919, and was returned to the USSB.