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(SP-2573: cwt. 3,940; 1. 326'9" (bp.); b. 44'1"; dr. 18'; s. 9 k.;
cpl. 70

Pollux (SP-2573) was built in 1909 by Werf voorheen Rijkee N. V., Rotterdam, Netherlands acquired by the Navy HS a NOTS cargo vessel from Koninkiijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Masstchappij, Amsterdam, Netherlands 20 March 1918; and commissioned at Key West, Fla. 3 April 1918, Lt. Comdr. Geert Scheltens, USNRF, in command.

Pollux sailed for Cuba, 6 April and took on board sugar at Havana, Cardenas, and Matanzas. She returned to New Orleans 22 April with 25,000 bags of sugar for the American Sugar Refinery Co.

Pollux was turned over to the USSB 24 April 1918 for further use during World War I.