USS General John Pope (AP-110)

Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 6 October 1943, just after her Welin boat davits had been mistakenly removed and replaced with life rafts.
This arrangement had been authorized for the Admiral W. S. Benson (AP-120) class but not for the AP-110 class.
General John Pope
recovered her boats and davits in March 1945 at San Francisco.
Photo No. 80-G-83414 (probable)    Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM


General John Pope was launched under a Maritime Commission contract 21 March 1943 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Kearny, New Jersey; acquired by the Navy 2 July 1943; placed in ferry commission the same day for transfer to Baltimore for conversion to a transport by Maryland Drydock Company, and commissioned in full 5 August 1943, Captain George D. Lyon in command.

USS General John Pope (AP-110) was a troop transport that served with the United States Navy in World War II. After the war she was transferred to the Army and redesignated USAT General John Pope. She later served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a civilian-manned Military Sea Transportation Service vessel, as USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110).  from: WIKIPEDIA

The U.S. Maritime Administration (Marad) has awarded a contract to scrap  the General John Pope; the second vessel slated to leave Suisun Bay since Marad settled a federal court battle with several environmental groups and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board late last month (AMM, April 2). Dry Docked at BAE Systems, Pier 70 facilities.

AP-110 in Suisun Bay
2010  or  ROW "K"
May 18, 2010


The photos below came from the site MARITIMEMATTERS.COM; 3 parts:  PART I      PART II       PART III

EILEEN MCALLISTER's tow to Balboa, took 24 days from San Francisco that began on May 18th followed by 3 days perside at Balboa.