GENERAL JOHN POPE AP 110
Ship Name and Designation History
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- General John Pope Class Transport
- USS GENERAL JOHN POPE AP-110
Placed in Partial Commission July 3 1943 for conversion
Placed in Full Commission August 5 1943 - Decommissioned June 12 1946
Assigned to U.S. Army Transportation Service June 12 1946
- USAT GENERAL JOHN POPE
Commissioned 1946 - Decommissioned 1950
Reacquired by U.S. Navy and assigned to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
- USNS GENERAL JOHN POPE T-AP-110
Placed In Service July 20 1950
Placed in Reduced Operating Status 1955
Placed Out of Service May 1 1970
Struck from Naval Register October 26 1990
Last reported at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA
Keel Laid July 14 1942 as Maritime Commission type (P2-S2-R2) hull
Launched March 21 1943
Acquired by U.S. Navy July 2 1943
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GENERAL JOHN POPE earned 6 Battle Stars for Korea service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
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 (2) - Korean Service Medal (6) - Vietnam Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal
NAMESAKE - Major General John Pope (March 18 1822 - September 23 1892)
Pope was a U.S. Army officer during The Mexican-American War and The Civil War.
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 Mexican-American War. He served in The Civil War 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 of New Madris 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
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