Workers at Commercial Iron Works in Portland, laying out wooden forms on a floor in a warehouse building (?). One man is kneeling on the ground and looking downward at a piece of wood (negative 28 of 37).
Four men use a large machine to bend a sheet of metal at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Three men are holding sheet, while a third holds a chain and looks toward the machine. Braces can be seen along the high ceiling (negative 15 of 25).
War industry workers walk along a yard at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. A train track can be seen in the cement, and on the right side of the frame are large sheets of shaped metal (negative 16 of 25).
Workers at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland look downward at a schematic drawing. The drawing is laying on the ground, with people standing or squatting on the ground around it. A small building with a “Superintendent” sign over the doorway is next to the group (negative 3 of 3).
A worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland squats in front of sheet metal, holding a tool used to spray and shrink galvanized metal. The man is wearing sunglasses and tubes attach to various points along the tool (negative 5 of 25).
Louise Aaron, of the Oregon Journal, swinging a bottle at the hull of the U.S.S. Battle Mountain, upon its launching from Kaiser Swan Island. A man with a microphone is standing behind Aaron. This photograph was published on the last page of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, September 13, 1944 (negative 5 of 11).
A launching ceremony in front of a newly built subchaser at Commercial Iron Works in Portland, sponsored by Shrine Hospital. An unidentified man stands behind a podium, with Father Thomas J. Tobin to his right. People can be seen along the deck of the ship, which appears to be inside a large industrial facility. A photograph from this story was published on page 4A of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 29, 1943 (negative 3 of 5).
Mrs. Ted Gamble, holding a wrapped champagne bottle, launches the S.S. Forbes Road from Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Warren Hull is holding a microphone, and Swan Island shipyard general manager A.R. Nieman stands on the left side of the frame. This photograph was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 3 of 9).
A crowd gathered to watch the launching of the S.S. Forbes Road at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. People stand along a raised fenced area, with the shipyard visible in the background. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 7 of 9).
The S.S. Forbes Road sliding down a ways into the Willamette River at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Workers in safety hats are watching the ship, and wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the ways. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 9 of 9).
People in a suspended metal box at Kaiser Company, Swan Island, at the launch of the S.S. Forbes Road. Other people stand at ground level and point upward towards the box. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 5 of 9).
A worker at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland uses a crane hoist to hold a large metal ship piece. The metal structure has been lined up with a flag pole, which is attached to a building in the distance (negative 3 of 5).
People stand around a board with pegs and rope at a ship rigging school, most likely in the Portland area. Rope is twined around the pegs in a pattern, which is being held by a man in a hat. Other rope can be seen throughout the room (negative 1 of 8).
Workers at a ship rigging school workshop in the Portland area. Several men are gathered around what appears to be a metal vise, while two others sit on the ground next to piles of rope (negative 3 of 8).
Photograph showing a crowd gathered on the shore of the Willamette River, on the occasion of the launching of liberty ship “Star of Oregon.” The Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation facility can be seen behind the crowd, and shipbuilding scaffolding is on the right side of the frame (negative 5 of 15).
Photograph showing the “Star of Oregon” in a scaffolding area at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, on the occasion of its launching. Flags are strung along the top of the ship, and several other shipbuilding bays can be seen on either side of the Star of Oregon (negative 8 of 15).
A partially completed ship at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, photographed as the company ceases operations at the end of World War II. Wooden scaffolding can be seen around the ship (negative 15 of 26).
An Oregon Shipbuilding Building Corporation building, photographed as the company ceases operations at the end of World War II. Next to the entrance to the building is a sign that reads “United States Maritime Commission” (negative 5 of 26).
Workers walk along a building at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland, as the company ceases shipbuilding operations. The building runs along the right side of the frame, with a crane visible in the distance (negative 2 of 26).