USS Polaris AF-11 Sailor's Mail via Air Mail March 13, 1954

USS Polaris AF-11 Sailor's Mail via Air Mail March 13, 1954

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USS Polaris AF-11 Sailor's Mail via Air Mail March 13, 1954

Polaris served in the Korean War with Service Squadron 1 and made six cruises[clarification needed] to Korean waters between 29 January 1951 and 23 July 1954. Aldebaran-class provisions store ship set a record for her class in number of tons of provisions transferred per hour while on underway replenishment, delivering 116.10 tons per hour to the aircraft carrier USS Midway on 29 April 1955.

She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register 10 October 1957, and transferred to the Maritime Administration. Into 1970 she was in the National Defense Reserve Fleet berthed in Suisun Bay, California.