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