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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    General John Pope Class Transport
    Keel Laid July 20 1943 as a MC type (P2-S2-R2) hull
    Launched June 30 1944 - Acquired April 15 1944

    Commissioned April 15 1944
    Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) October 1949
    Decommissioned June 2 1961

    Struck from Naval Register September 1 1962
    Sold May 8 1975 for scrap

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1945-59)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Date From
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-7b




Locy Type


Christmas, cachet by Donald R. Graf.


Locy Type




Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-7c




Locy Type

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-7e


Mark from back of cover


Locy Type P

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. G-7


Type 2 bars added


Other Information

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

NAMESAKE - George Morton Randall, born 8 October 1841 at Conneaut, Ohio, enlisted as a private in the 4th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the fall of 1861. He served in New York and Washington, and in the field with the Army of Potomac. Brevetted Captain for gallant service in the Battle of Antietam, he was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel for gallantry in the attack on Fort Stedman. Va. After fighting Indians on the southwestern frontier, he served with the Big Horn, Yellowstone, and Powder expeditions against Indians in the Rockies. General Randall subsequently was on duty at New York and Knoxville, Tenn., prior to commanding the Department of Luzon in the Philippines from 1903 to 1905. After further duty at St. Louis, General Randall retired 8 October 1905 and died 14 June 1918 at Denver, Colo. {DANFS}



If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.


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