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USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110)
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USAT General John Pope (1946 - 1950)
USS General John Pope (AP-110) (1943 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Echo - Lima

NCEL
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Korean Service Medal (6)
Fourth Row - Vietnam Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal


General John Pope Class Transport:
  • Laid down, 14 July 1942, as a Maritime Commission type (P2-S2-R2) hull under Maritime Commission contract, (MC Hull 688) at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.
  • Launched, 21 March 1943
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission and turned over to the US Navy, 2 July 1943
  • Placed in partial commission, 3 July 1943, for transit to her conversion yard, Maryland Drydocking Co., Baltimore., MD.
  • Commissioned in full as USS General John Pope (AP-110), 5 August 1943, CAPT. George D. Lyon in command
  • During and following World War II USS General John Pope served in both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters and was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal
    23 to 28 September 1945
    25 February to 1 March 1946

  • Decommissioned, 12 June 1946, at New York, N.Y., struck from the Naval Register and returned to the Maritime Commission for assignment to the US Army Transportation Service, renamed USAT General John Pope
  • Returned to the Maritime Commission by the Army, 29 August 1949
  • Reacquired and reinstated in the Naval Register, 20 July 1950
  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110)
  • During the Korean War USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Communist China Offensive
    10 June 1951
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    5 to 6 May 1952
    25 to 26 June 1952
    9 to 10 August 1952
    6 to 11 November 1952
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    19 to 20 October 1951
    Third Korean Winter
    21 to 23 December 1952
    Second Korean Winter
    5 December 1951
    4 to 8 February 1952
    21 to 22 March 1952
    Korea, Summer-Fall 1953
    7 to 11 July 1953

  • Placed in reduced operating status in 1955
  • Placed out of service, 5 September 1958 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Reacquired from the Maritime Administration and placed in service, 17 August 1965, by the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  • During the Vietnam War USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) participated in the following campaign:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive, Phase II

  • During the Vietnam War USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) participated in the deployment of the 9th Army Division to Vietnam and also the deployment of the 4th Infantry Division from the Port of Tacoma, WA. to Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam in the fall of 1966.
  • Placed out of service, 1 May 1970 and transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 October 1990
  • Title transfer to MARAD September 1992, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in Texas, removed from the reserve fleet, 5 May 2010, for cleaning at San Francisco and then towing to Texas
  • USNS General John Pope earned six battle stars for Korean War service and one battle star for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,450 t.(lt) 20,175 t.(fl)
    Length 622' 7"
    Beam 75' 6"
    Draft 25' 6"
    Speed 20.6 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 43
    Enlisted 464
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 397
    Enlisted 4,882
    Cargo Capacity 2,700 DWT
    Non-refrigerated 99,542 Cu. ft.
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    twenty 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 19,600 Bbls
    Diesel 410 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two De Laval steam turbines
    four Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers, 465psi 765°
    double De Laval Main Reduction Gears
    four turbo-drive Ship's Service Generators, 400Kw 120/240V D.C.
    twin propellers, 17,000shp

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    Namesake

    John Pope, born 18 March 1822 at Louisville, KY., graduated from the Military Academy in 1842 and joined the Topographical Engineers. After serving in Florida and helping survey the northeastern (boundary line between the United States and Canada, he fought gallantly at Monterey and Buena Vista during the war with Mexico. At the beginning of the Civil War he served as mustering officer at Chicago but was soon appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers. In May 1861 General Pope assumed command of the District of North and Central Missouri and forced the Confederates to retreat southward. He cooperated with Flag Officer Foot in taking New Madrid and Island No. 10. Subsequently he commanded the Army of the Mississippi during the siege of Corinth, winning a promotion to Major General. He headed the newly formed Army of Virginia after the collapse of the Peninsular Campaign. He was relieved after the Second Battle of Bull Run. Following the Civil War, he served with distinction in the Indian wars. General Pope retired in 1886 and died 23 September 1892 at the Ohio Soldiers' Home near Sandusky, Ohio. Digital ID: cwpb 06341 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
    Bill Gonyo
    General John Pope 60k USS General John Pope (AP-110) being launched, 21 March 1943, at Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.
    US Navy photo # NH 75612 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope 82k USS General John Pope (AP-110) docked at B/S Pier 6, US Army Port of Embarkation, Hampton Roads, , Newport New, VA., about to sail with troops and cargo. this photo was taken immediately before her maiden voyage
    Official US Army photo produced by US Army Signal Corps, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, October 6, 1943. Photo now in the collections of the Library of Virginia. Image No. C1:2/07/94
    The Library of Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Photographic Collection
    General John Pope 32k USS General John Pope (AP-110) underway, date and location unknown. A halftone reproduction of a photograph taken circa 1943, when the ship was first completed with Welin boat davits, or circa 1945-1946, after these davits were reinstalled.  
    General John Pope 28k USS General John Pope (AP-110) underway, 25 August 1943, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope 73k Stern view USS General John Pope (AP-110) off San Francisco, 6 April 1944.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2163-44.
    Darryl Baker
    General John Pope 77k Broadside view USS General John Pope (AP-110) off San Francisco, 6 April 1944.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2165-44.
    Darryl Baker
    General John Pope 83k Bows on view USS General John Pope (AP-110) off San Francisco, 6 April 1944. Note Alcatraz in the background.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2167-44.
    Darryl Baker
    General John Pope 85k USS General John Pope (AP-110) photographed while at anchor between October 1943 and March 1945, most likely in Californian waters in early 1945. The lifeboats and Welin boat davits normally carried amidships and aft in this class were removed from USS General John Pope at the end of September 1943 at Norfolk and replaced with inclined nests of liferafts shown here. The ship got its boats and davits back between November 1944 and March 1945, most likely in March 1945 at Hunters Point shipyard at San Francisco.
    US Navy photo # NH 82334 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Donation of Vivienne Riddell, 1974.
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope 55k USS General John Pope (AP-110) in San Francisco Bay in late 1945 or early 1946, at the end of a Magic Carpet voyage from the western Pacific. Thousands of homeward-bound troops are on deck. Note that her lifeboats and welin boats davits, which had been removed in September 1943, have been reinstalled.
    US Navy photo # NH 78646 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    Robert Hurst
    USAT General John Pope
    General John Pope 176k Post card image of USAT General John Pope underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    General John Pope 71k USAT General John Pope underway, date and location unknown. Ron Cheshire
    USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110)
    General John Pope 71k USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge while departing San Francisco Bay, date unknown. Ron Titus
    General John Pope 85k USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) underway in San Francisco Bay, CA., between her reactivation in 1950 and her reconfiguration in 1953. Except for the absence of armament and the presence of Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) markings on her stacks, her appearance has changed little since World War II.
    US Navy photo # NH 104267 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope 559k USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) moored pierside at Busan, South Korea in July 1953. John Skillman
    General John Pope
    NH 104269
    96k USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) underway between her reconfiguration in 1953 and her reduction to Reduced Operating Status in 1955. In 1953 her World War II Welin boat davits were removed and her lifeboats redistributed.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photos # NH 104269 and NH 104268.
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope
    NH 104268
    69k
    General John Pope
    NH 104591
    87k The MSTS Reserve Fleet nest at the Navy Industrial Reserve Shipyard, Everett, WA., 25 June 1957, looking north. The ships, from right to left, are;
    USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110),
    USNS General M. C. Meigs (T-AP-116),
    USNS General William Weigel (T-AP-119),
    USNS General R. L. Howze (T-AP-134),
    USNS Marine Phoenix (T-AP-195),
    USNS Marine Adder (T-AP-193), and
    USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194).
    They are in MSTS Ready Reserve status. All were moved to the Maritime Administration reserve fleets at Olympia and Astoria in 1958. During World War II this site was occupied by the Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., which built net laying ships, non-self propelled barracks ships, self-propelled covered lighters and small harbor tugs. Larger ships were repaired at the piers where the MSTS ships were later moored.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo #'s NH 104591 and NH 104592
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope
    NH 104592
    86k
    General John Pope 79k The MSTS Reserve Fleet nest at the Navy Industrial Reserve Shipyard, Everett, WA., 25 June 1957, looking west. The ships, from front to rear, are;
    USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110),
    USNS General M. C. Meigs (T-AP-116),
    USNS General William Weigel (T-AP-119),
    USNS General R. L. Howze (T-AP-134),
    USNS Marine Phoenix (T-AP-195),
    USNS Marine Adder (T-AP-193), and
    USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194).
    They are in MSTS Ready Reserve status. All were moved to the Maritime Administration reserve fleets at Olympia and Astoria in 1958. During World War II this site was occupied by the Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., which built net laying ships, non-self propelled barracks ships, self-propelled covered lighters and small harbor tugs. Larger ships were repaired at the piers where the MSTS ships were later moored.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 104594
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope 90k The MSTS Reserve Fleet nest at the Navy Industrial Reserve Shipyard, Everett, WA., 25 June 1957, looking east. The ships, from back to front , are;
    USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110),
    USNS General M. C. Meigs (T-AP-116),
    USNS General William Weigel (T-AP-119),
    USNS General R. L. Howze (T-AP-134),
    USNS Marine Phoenix (T-AP-195),
    USNS Marine Adder (T-AP-193), and
    USNS Marine Lynx (T-AP-194).
    They are in MSTS Ready Reserve status. All were moved to the Maritime Administration reserve fleets at Olympia and Astoria in 1958. During World War II this site was occupied by the Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., which built net laying ships, non-self propelled barracks ships, self-propelled covered lighters and small harbor tugs. Larger ships were repaired at the piers where the MSTS ships were later moored.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 104593
    Robert Hurst
    General John Pope 67k USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) underway in San Francisco Bay, CA., in 1968.
    US Navy photo # NH 104590 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    MARAD National Defense Reserve Fleet
    General John Pope 50k Bow and stern views of ex-USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) laid up in reserve in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., date unknown.
    US Maritime Administration photos.
    Ron Reeves
    General John Pope 220k

    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Lyon, George Dunham5 August 1943 - 20 May 1944
    02CDR. Khoury, Charles Roger :RADM20 May 1944 - 30 July 1945
    03CDR. Wight, William H.30 July 1945 - 12 June 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves


    For more photos and information about USS / USNS General John Pope (AP-110 / T-AP-110), see;
  • DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
  • MARAD Vessel History Database
  • Ex-USNS General John Pope departs the National Defense Reserve Fleet, 5 May 2010,"Vallejo Times-Herald." contributed by Darryl Baker
  • "Ghost ship - last of its kind to sail from S.F." - SF Gate "San Francisco Chronicle" contributed by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (ret.)

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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