USS Polar Land

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(SP-3651: dp. 8,835; 1. 353'3"; b. 49'; dr. 23'1", s. 12 k.
cpl. 86; a. 1 4", 1 3")

Polar Land (SP-3651) was built in 1918 by the Baltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Md., for Compagnie Generale, France, requisitioned by USSB for use in NOTS as a refrigerated cargo ship 12 July 1918, and commissioned at Baltimore, Md. 5 November 1918, Lt. Comdr. James Tubman MeDorman, USNRF in command.

Polar Land proceeded directly upon completion to New York where she loaded a full cargo of general Army supplies. She departed New York 8 December 1918 for Verdun in convoy on what was the first of three round trips to France during World War I. On her second and third voyages she carried 2,665 tons of frozen beef to La Pallice and St. Nazaire.

Polar Land decommissioned 10 June 1919 at New York and was returned to the USSB.