Allied Warships

USS Pope (ii) (DE 134)

Destroyer Escort of the Edsall class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 134 
Built byConsolidated Steel Corp., Ltd. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down14 Jul 1942 
Launched12 Jan 1943 
Commissioned25 Jun 1943 
End service17 May 1946 

Decommissioned 17 May 1946.
Stricken 2 January 1971.
Sold 22 August 1973 and broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Pope (ii) (DE 134)

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1T/Cdr. Frederick Sherman Hall, USN25 Jun 194317 Oct 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. Edwin Harvey Headland, USN17 Oct 19435 Oct 1944
3Rich James Montgomery, USNR5 Oct 194415 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Pope (ii) include:

9 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-515 was sunk at 1510hrs on 9 April 1944 in the mid-Atlantic north of Madeira in position 34°35'N, 19°18'W, by rockets from 4 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-58) of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Pope, USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain and USS Flaherty.

4 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-505 was captured at sea west of Africa by ships and Wildcat aircraft of the US Navy task force 22.3, escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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