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General John Pope Class, U.S. Transports


Photograph of General John Pope-class transport

U.S. Navy

Schematic diagram of General John Pope class transport

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 11,450 tons light displacement
20,175 tons full displacement
Dimensions 622'6" by 75'6" by 25'6"
Maximum speed       20.6 knots
Complement 466
Armament 4 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
11 1.1"/75 AA guns
11 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
2-shaft geared turbine (17,000 shp)
4 boilers
Bunkerage
2900 tons
Passengers 5500
Modifications
Light antiaircraft increased to 4x4 1.1" guns, 20 20mm guns and then to 4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns, 18x2 20mm guns.


The General John Popes were completed in 1943-1945 as troop transports based on Maritime Commission standard P2-S2-R2 hulls. These large, valuable ships were never risked in the attack transport role, but operated  behind the front lines transporting troops to and from forward bases.


Units in the Pacific:

General John Pope arrived 1943-10-14
General H.W.Butner arrived 1944-5-15 (Melbourne)
General George M. Randall       arrived 1944-5-31
General A.E.Anderson arrived 1944-8-20
General William Mitchell arrived 1944-9-15
General W.A.Mann arrived 1944-12-1 (Brisbane)
General William Weigel arrived 1945-5-15


References

DANFS

Navsource.org (accessed 2007-7-2)

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)



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