GENERAL JOHN POPE (AP-110)
The General John S. Pope was constructed in 1943, and features geared steam
Following an initial transatlantic voyage to
Scotland, General Pope moved to the Pacific theater, where it moved
large numbers of troops to and around the Philippines, Australia, and
surrounding islands. In June of 1945, the Pope shifted to
service re-deploying troops from the European to the Pacific theaters;
however, the war ended about the time that the vessel completed its
first voyage in this service. The Pope continued in service until mid-1946 before being taken out of service and placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet.
Reinstated on the Naval Register on July 20, 1950, General Pope
was assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service on August 1,
During the Korean fighting, it carried American troops to Japan
and Korea. Following the war, the ship continued to sail to Japanese
and Korean ports on troop rotation duties, finally being placed in
reduced operational status at Seattle in May of 1955.
was reactivated in August 1965 for a third period of service carrying
troops to bases in the Pacific and East Asia, which supported the war in
The vessel was deactivated and laid-up in the Maritime
Administration’s Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, where it remained until it
was withdrawn and moved to Brownsville, Texas under a recycling contract
on May 5, 2010. Dismantlement was completed on March 24, 2011
The General John S. Pope received six battle stars for its Korean War service.
The National Park Service completed a HAER survey of General John Pope which contains a detailed history of the ship. That report can be found in the Documents section.
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||5/1/1970||ENTRY TO PROGRAM N|
||6/8/2010||Vessel moved to Brownsville, Texas|
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