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General Arrangement of Shipyard, Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

A blueprint map of the shipyard for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. The Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation was a shipyard managed by Kaiser Shipbuilding Corporation during World War II. The shipyard built Liberty and Victory ships for the U. S. Maritime Commission between 1941 and 1944. The plans are dated Dec. 14, 1944 with revisions noted March 14, 1945. The document is a blueline print mounted on cloth.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 35

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on innovations in underwater welding; articles on the continued sale of Victory bonds; an article on postwar industrial expansion in the Pacific Northwest; an article on the Vancouver kids’ circus parade and the summer program; the Worker Speaks column; an article on Vancouver housing projects occupancy rates; an article on converting C-4 Troop Transports into cargo ships; an article on the Portland U.S. Employment office and postwar job opportunities; an article on Vancouver junior high school registration; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on naval oil tanker construction at the Swan Island Shipyard; an article on the postwar demand for naval and commercial ship building; an article on continuing the 48 hour week at the Kaiser shipyards; an article on Henry J. Kaiser’s bid for Northwest aluminum plants; an article on launching the Swan Island Shipyard built, S. S. Cannon Beach; an article on the two-day Labor Day holiday; an article on the Vancouver Victory Fair; an article on Vancouver-Kaiser, a book on the history of the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on Vancouver Shipyard employment.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 34

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on postwar employment opportunities; an article on the closure of the shipyards for Labor Day; an article on rationed items; an article on the 40-hour week at the Bremerton navy yard; an article on vacation pay; an article on V-J week pay; an article on housing naval personnel at the Swan Island barracks; an article on the future of light metals production, such as aluminum, in the Northwest; an article on war surplus sales; an article on retention of Northern Permanente health care plan coverage for Vancouver Shipyard workers; an article on Vancouver Shipyard lay-offs; articles on Vancouver Shipyard lay-offs due to the cancellation of C-4 Troop Transport and CVE aircraft carrier contracts; an article on ending Vancouver night canning sessions; an article on a V-J Vancouver Victory Fair celebration; an article on transportation needs for Vancouver Shipyard workers; an article on Vancouver war housing tenants’ moving plans; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on postwar housing in the Portland-Vancouver area; articles on postwar job opportunities in agriculture; an article on postwar surplus moorage in Puget Sound; an article on the Lend-Lease ship repair program at the Swan Island Shipyard; an article on cancelled services for war workers after V-J day; an article on continued (M&H) medical coverage for Oregon and Swan Island Shipyards workers.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 32

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on installing generators at Grand Coulee dam; an article on a service award for the hospital ship, the U.S.S. Solace; an article on vaccines for children in Vanport; an article on allowing lambs to be butchered in Clark county to alleviate the meat shortage; an article on Portland’s need for more drydocks; an article on the history of Vancouver’s first drydock; an article on dancing classes at Vanport; an article on Gadget club meetings in Vanport; an article on where Vanport residents can go to discuss community problems; an article on installing more street lights in Vanport; an article on Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) meetings in Vanport; an article on the Vanport child care center summer schedule; an article on band for Vanport children; an article on a Vanport Glee club; an article on the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project; an article on continuing three shifts at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on the deadline to apply for a Washington State drivers’ license; an article on a lunch hour concert at the Vancouver Shipyard; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the CVE (aircraft carriers) contract; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the history of shipbuilding; an article on the importance of ship repair; an article on the naval ship production record, including that of the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on the need for draftsmen; an article on evening canning sessions in Vancouver.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 31

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Articles on Vancouver Shipyard’s C-4 Troop Transport production schedule; articles on two hospital ships, the U.S.S. Solace and the U.S.S. Samaritan, in Portland for repairs; an article on a Swan Island Shipyard machinist and family members who were imprisoned at Buchenwald; an article on oil exploration in Oregon; an article on how the shortage of workers has delayed the C-4 Troop Transport production; an article on evening canning sessions for Vancouver Shipyard workers; an article on large war bond contest prizes, including a house; an article on the contract renewal for the Northern Permanente Foundation hospital, Vancouver; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article the shipment to San Francisco of the Vancouver Shipyard built YFD 70 drydock; an article on Henry J. Kaiser’s and Joseph W. Frazer’s plans to produce automobiles; an article on Vancouver lake as a possible Navy ship mooring site; an article on a children’s play school in Vanport; an article on the Kaiser Co., ship repair, leasing more river frontage from the Portland Dock commission; an article on Clark county’s Victory Fair; an article on dismantling Vancouver housing project units and shipping them to Seattle; an article on a Vancouver housing project garden show and contest; an article on the combat experiences of the Oregon Shipyard outfitted Liberty ship, the S.S. Juan de Fuca.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 30

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on a war bond house winner; articles on Henry J. Kaiser’s opinions on the future of the postwar West; an article on launching the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Marlin; an article on redesigning Vancouver wartime housing projects to meet postwar housing demands; an article on the work schedule for CVEs, large escort aircraft carriers, at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on the $1,000.00 war bond winner; the Worker Speaks column; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on launching the S.S. Halls of Montezuma at the Swan Island Shipyard; an article on Vice Admiral Daniel E. Barbey’s praise for Kaiser Shipyards’ work; an article on the increased demand for commodities shipping such as coal, grain, etc.; an article on the need for a Boy Scoutmaster at Vanport; an article on girls dancing classes at Vanport; an article on the Matson Navigation company’s postwar plans to expand its merchant fleet; an article on a concert at the Portland Art Museum; an article on a dance at The Dalles Sub-assembly branch of the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on the importance of bond-winning contest ideas for shipyard improvements; an article on launching the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Carp; an article on children’s arts and crafts classes in Vancouver.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 29

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on the Vancouver Shipyard built drydock, YFD 70 controversy; an article on Henry J. Kaiser’s plan to build a West Coast steel industry; an article on the July 21st election; an article on armed services casualties being moved to the U.S.; an article on U.S. servicemen being discharged; an article on Oregon postwar public works--infrastructure; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard weld contest winners; the Worker Speaks column; articles on Vancouver Shipyard workers transferring to different jobs within the yard; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on ships produced in West Coast shipyards in 1945; an article on the 4th anniversary of the Bosn’s Whistle; an article on funding for Barnes General Hospital patients’ telephone calls; an article on reconstructive surgery performed at the Vancouver Permanente hospital; an article on the need for angling (fishing) gear for returning veterans; an article on a Vancouver Civic Theatre play; an article on information on children’s day camps.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 28

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on the combat experience of the Oregon Shipyard built, Victory ship, the S.S. Brown Victory; an article on forest fire prevention; an article on the Vancouver Permanente hospital’s and clinic’s availability to Portland and local residents; an article on recreational options in the Portland-Vancouver area; an article on availability of civilian transportation; an article on war bonds as retirement income; an article on children’s food preparation classes in Vancouver; an article on launching the Vancouver Shipyard built, C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Lynx; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard built drydock, the YFD 70; an article on Washington Governor Mon C. Wallgren’s plan for a Lake Vancouver Moorage Basin; an article on shoe stamps; an article on Vancouver Shipyard weld contest winners; an article on a Vancouver neighborhood dance; an article on the 44 hour week for U.S. Maritime Commission workers; an article on the Seamen’s Service; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the sinking of the Swan Island Shipyard tub, the Vagabond; an article on the Missouri State Society picnic; an article on art classes at Vanport; an article on the War Loan house prize; an article on the availability of Washington state drivers’ licenses; an article on free aerial lessons in Vancouver.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 27

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on mosquitoes; an article on the War Loan house prize; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the history of the Permanente Foundation Health Plan; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard Cimmaron-type aircraft carrier contract; an article on an Interstate bridge lift malfunction that caused traffic delays; an article on Army veterans of the 369th Q.M. Service company (African Americans) working in the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on Vancouver weekly swing shift dances; an article on the Dalles sub-assembly plant picnic; an article on Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin, Pacific escort aircraft carrier fleet, recognition of Vancouver Shipyard craftsmanship of the escort aircraft carriers (Baby Flat Tops); the Worker Speaks column; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard welding contest; an article on the Permanente hospital children’s ward visiting hours; an article on Vancouver Permanente health services free chest x-rays for T.B. screening; an article on eliminating the graveyard shift for the Vancouver Shipyard Transportation Department; an article on launching the Vancouver Shipyard built, C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Carp; an article on creating an archery range in Vancouver; an article on adding bleachers to a Vancouver softball field.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 26

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on canning classes at Vanport; an article about living in houseboats; an article on children’s dance classes at Vanport; an article on civilian new car shortage; an article on the July 4th work day; an article on the sale of marine navigation lights; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the need for workers at the Vancouver Shipyard; An article on festivities at the launching of the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Ernie Pyle; an article on the July 4th picnic; an article on Vancouver night canning sessions; an article on the construction of aluminum pontons; an article on emergency services for Vancouver Permanente hospital Health Plan members; an article on Vancouver Permanente hospital surgeries; an article on Vancouver Permanente hospital visiting hours; article on water conservation measures at Vancouver housing projects; an article on the availability of Washington state drivers’ licenses.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 25

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: an article on losses of Kaiser shipyard built ships; an article on Oregon election measures; articles on an accident involving the Oregon Shipyard built, AP-5 Attack Transport, the U.S.S. Napa; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on combat fatigue; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard build, aircraft carrier, U.S.S Tulagi (Baby Flat Top); an article on the Vancouver summer recreation program; an article on Lieutenant Commander Max Miller, speaker at the launching of the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Ernie Pyle; an article on changing facilities at the Vancouver Shipyard to accommodate construction of the Cimarron type aircraft carriers; an article on construction of aluminum pontons; an article on the 3-Year Club’s launching dance—the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Serpent; an article on registration for the Vancouver Permanente Health plan.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 24

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on moving the U.S. merchant marine from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean to support the war against Japan; an article on moving Vanport housing units to the navy shipyard at Bremerton, Washington; an article on the need for women recruits for the Women’s Land Army to harvest fruit crops; an article on an Oregon Shipyard Victory ship’s trip to the repair dock; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on Kaiser Company, Inc.’s, acquisition of the Portland repair firm, Poole, McGonigle and Jennings; an article on the loss of the Oregon Shipyard built, Victory ship, the S.S. Canada Victory; an article on a war bond house prize; an article on the Kaiser shipyard 4th of July picnic; an article on dressage (horse training); an article on the 7th War Loan bond drive featuring a house prize; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the Vancouver Marine Machinists’ rose show contest; an article on the 3-Year Club Launching Dance—the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Serpent; an article on the trial run of the Vancouver Shipyard built, C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Tiger; an article on moving Burton Homes units from Vancouver to other sites; an article on the decrease in turnover of Vancouver housing tenants; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard inventory of surplus items; an article on canning asparagus at a Vancouver custom cannery; an article on the Portland Civic Center; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard built, LST 460 (Tank Landing Ship).

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 23

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on Vancouver Shipyard Manager Mike Miller’s account of current and future contracts; an article on the American Federation of Labor’s (A.F. of L.) support for a state building fund proposal; an article on the Swan Island Shipyard built fuel tanker, the S.S. Bladensburg’s repairs; an article on Nobel Prize winner Dr. Joseph Erlanger’s Oregon Shipyard visit; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on children confirmed in the Lutheran church in Vanport; an article on the future of the port of Vancouver; an article on U.S. Naval ribbons for merchant seamen; an article the Portland Chamber of Commerce’s “Farming in Oregon” booklets; an article on the need for volunteers for Girl Scouts’ Camp day; articles on the 3-Year Club’s dance and ship launching; an article on Memorial day pay and the war bond drive; the Work Speaks column; an article on a marksmen’s match between the Guard department pistol team and the Washington state patrol; an article on Vancouver Shipyard welder training; an article on health and safety tips for summer recreational activities; an article on the fixed price contract for the C-4 Troop Transports at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on Vancouver summer recreation programs; an article on Vancouver Civic Theatre tryouts.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 22

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on shipyard workers’ draft deferment status; an article on Portland parks and recreation summer programs for school aged children; an article on the Maritime commission’s Vice Admiral Howard L. Vickery’s criticism of shipyard workers who leave their jobs; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on Vice Admiral Howard L. Vickery’s support for a Vancouver Shipyard manpower drive; an article on Lieutenant Commander Jack Dempsey’s speech in support of the Mighty Seven war bond drive; an article on the Northern Permanente foundation Health Plan benefits; an article on a fire at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on the Labor-Management Suggestions contest prize winners; an article on a launching dance for the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Serpent; an article on the Rose Festival Court and festival events; the Worker Speaks column; an article on C-4 Troop Transport launchings; an article on night canning near Vancouver; an article on freight cars going to the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on Salt Lake City Deseret News and Portland Oregonian newspaper visitors to the Bosn’s Whistle.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 21

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on moving Burton Homes (prefabricated housing) from Vancouver; an article on Henry J. Kaiser’s plans to develop the West Coast steel industry; an article on the Bosn’s Whistle’s continued publication; an article on the sale of ships’ bells; an article on the availability of postwar housing in Vancouver; an article announcing that Ernie Pyle’s niece will launch the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Ernie Pyle; an article on the vice chairman of the U.S. Maritime commission, Vice Admiral Howard L. Vickery’s Oregon Shipyard visit; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard built aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Guadalcanal’s capture of a Nazi U-Boat; an article on the San Francisco peace conference (conclave); an article on the Oregon Shipyard built Liberty ship the S.S. Juan de Fuca surviving Philippine Islands combat; an article on shoe rationing; an article on the increased height of the Swan Island pontoon bridge due to high water; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; articles on the 7th War Loan drive; an article on lifting the nation-wide curfew and the return of swing shift Friday night dances in Vancouver; an article on painting Vancouver’s Victory Center; an article on the Vancouver Housing Authority’s new Leiser Road community center; an article on an air shutoff improvement that reduces labor; an article on the end of registration for shipyard workers’ Three Year Club; an article on a ship rescue plan; an article on “urgent status” for Vancouver Shipyard contracts; an article on an Athletic association dance in Vancouver; an article on postwar job opportunities; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard visit of the famous Navy bomber, the “Queen of Rabaul”; an article on Clark County doctors participating in the Northern Permanente hospital Family Plan.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 20

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on closing the Swan Island Shipyard Arnold Training center—a vocational center for war production; an article on the Portland Red Cross donation center’s need for blood plasma; an article on overcrowding on Swan Island Shipyard busses; an article on OPA price controls on auto repair labor; an article on lip-reading classes offered by the Portland Society for the Hard of Hearing at the Oregon Shipyard; an article on the lack of absenteeism at the McNeil Island Federal penitentiary shipyard; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on an account of life in the Philippines; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Ernie Pyle; an article on the 25 per cent manhour reduction in C-4 Troop Transport production; an article on the increase in war bond sales after V-E Day; an article on the reduction of meat on the Vancouver Shipyard cafeteria menu; an article on Vancouver Northern Permanente hospital patients’ failure to keep appointments; an article on Custom Cannery canning sessions near Vancouver; an article on postwar plans for the merchant marine; an article on increased production for the C-4 Troop Transport contract at The Dalles sub-assembly plant.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 19

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on “V-mail” blueprints to expedite ship repair; an article on Henry J. Kaiser’s appeal to West Coast shipyard workers to continue working after V-E Day; an article on the 7th War Loan house; an article on using salt tablets to ease “heat fatigue;” an article on the 7th War Loan show performed in Vancouver; an article on the welding suggestion contest; an article on the Vancouver victory garden contest; an article on Vancouver Northern Permanente Foundation Family Plan coverage; an article on a Vancouver flowering plant sale; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on women’s postwar goal—returning to their families and household chores; the Worker Speaks column; an article about an eye infection (pink eye) outbreak at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on Vancouver Shipyard workers continuing to work after V-E Day.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 18

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the tuberculosis survey; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article “Smokey,” distinguished K-9 Corps member, Oregon Shipyard visit; an article on excellent production of West Coast shipyards; articles on the war bonds drive; an article on the weld improvement contest; an article on National Clothing collection drive; an article on doctors participating in the Vancouver Permanente hospital family plan; an article on fishing in the Northwest; an article on the 3-Year Club of shipyard workers; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the role that Vancouver Shipyard-built aircraft carriers (Baby Flat Tops) played in the Battle of Iwo Jima; an article on night canning; an article on skilled trades classes (welding, electricity, etc.) in Vancouver.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 17

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on cancer and the need for research funding; an article on disabled veteran Swan Island Shipyard Transportation department workers; an article on the massive amount of supplies needed at Okinawa; an article on the war bond drive contest featuring a house with insurance; an article on the Oregon teacher shortage; an article on the Portland Alcoholics Anonymous chapter; an article on the appointment of the head of the local chapter of the American Welding society; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; articles on the Vancouver Shipyard clothing drive; an article on 3-Year Club of shipyard workers; an article on the shipyards shift schedules—C-4 Troop Transports on time; an article on launching the C-4 Troop Transport, S.S. Marine Falcon; an article on births at the Vancouver Northern Permanente hospital; an article on the United Nations Conference in San Francisco; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the weld improvement contest.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 16

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on a war bond drive contest featuring a house as the prize; an article on commissioning the C-4 Troop Transport, S.S. General C.H. Muir; an article on reduced absenteeism; an article on Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau’s endorsement of war bonds’ value; an article on President Harry Truman’s knowledge of the Kaiser Shipyards; articles on President Franklin Roosevelt’s September 1942 Oregon Shipyard visit; articles on a welding contest for prizes, including war bonds; the Worker Speaks column; an article on Vancouver Shipyard welding classes; an article on the American Cancer Society donation drive; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on postwar home ownership; an article on Labor-Management suggestion improvement contest winners; an article on the discovery of a floating mine at Long Beach, Washington; an article on eligibility for war housing projects; an article on Vancouver Northern Kaiser Permanente hospital reception staffing; an article on the need for nurses at Vanport Hospital.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 15

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on the need for shipyard workers; an article on the Metal Trades Council’s opposition to post V-E Day layoffs; an article on the American Cancer Society donation drive; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; articles on the need for blood donations; an article on booklets on the history of the Kaiser shipyards; an article on the Clark County clothes collection drive; an article on the end of night shopping in Vancouver; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the C-4 Troop Transport, S.S. General C.H. Muir; an article on launching the C-4 Troop Transport, S.S. Marine Cardinal; an article on the Harney Hill community center carnival schedule; an article on the wartime westward migration and its postwar consequences; an article on the 3-Year Club of shipyard employees; an article on alien Vancouver Shipyard workers; an article on doctors participating in the Vancouver Permanente hospital family plan.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 14

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on the Portland area United National Clothing Collection drive; an article on rats and a nutrition experiment; an article on a Vancouver Shipyard family featured in an Army Signal corps film; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; articles on the 3-Year Club of shipyard employees; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bismarck Sea and its crew; an article on Vancouver radio station KVAN; an article on citizenship requirements to work on the C-4 Troop Transports; an article on the Red Cross blood donation program; an article on the Vancouver Northern Permanente Foundation Health plan; an article on the Vancouver 20-Act Dance Show; articles on postwar opportunities for new business owners; articles on launching the C-4 Troop Transport, S.S. Marine Shark; an article on maintenance and repair workers.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 13

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on the loss of the Vancouver Shipyard-built aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Bismarck Sea; an article on the YFD 69 drydock installed at the Swan Island Shipyard; an article on Rangers who released American prisoners of war at Cabantuan, Luzon Island; an article the Pacific combat of Oregon Shipyard-built Liberty, S.S. Matthew P. Deady; an article on the cancellation of Kaiser shipyard cafeteria construction (yard feeding plan); an article on C-4 Troop Transport construction time; an article on launching the C-4 Troop Transport, S.S. Marine Tiger; an article on the need for machinists at the Oregon and Swan Island Shipyards; an article on the national coverage of Oregon shipyards’ production; an article on the availability of surplus marine engine parts; an article on the March of Dimes drive for polio victims; an article on the War Shipping Administration’s control of U.S. shipping; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the Brigadier General C.A. Larkin, U.S. Marines, visit to the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on decreased combat ship production that spared the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on a play, “Penny Wise,” at the Vancouver Civic Theatre; an article on the central Clearance office opened at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on 3-Year Club for Vancouver Shipyard workers who have worked there for three years; an article on the cancellation of USO dances during Holy Week; an article on Big Audrey, the pontoon used to launch the C-4 Troop Transports; articles on Victory gardens; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the benefits of penicillin for Vancouver Northern Permanente hospital patients; an article on faster bus service for Vancouver Shipyard workers; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard program director’s new telephone number.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 12

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on the typical Swan Island Shipyard worker; an article on new basis for shipbuilding contracts; an article on Kaiser’s loss of a coastal tanker contract to United Concrete Pipe corporation, Los Angeles; an article on the shortage of rubber tires for civilian use; an article on Kaiser shipyards cafeterias (in-plant feeding); an article on Turkish officials visit to the Swan Island Shipyard; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the launching of the first Vancouver Shipyard C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Tiger, and the launching of the YFD 69 drydock; an article on the first the Dalles Sub-Assembly plant worker to win the Labor-Management suggestion award; an article on conditions at the Bilibid prisoner of war prison in Manila; an article on a speech in Vancouver on race relations; an article on a Vancouver Victory garden contest; an article on the Little Audrey pontoon used in aircraft carrier launchings; an article on raising backyard livestock, chickens, rabbits, etc.; an article on a Kaiser engineering firm; articles on Red Cross donation drives; an article on a Red Cross blood donation booth at the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on donations to the Vancouver Barnes hospital for veterans’ telephone calls; an article on increased availability of doctors at the Vancouver Northern Permanente hospital.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 11

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on workloads (employment) at the Kaiser shipyards; an article on the Tracey Family concert at the Oregon Shipyard; an article on the Swan Island Shipyard Red Cross blood drive; an article on the construction of Kaiser Shipyards cafeterias; an article on Richmond Kaiser Shipyard contracts; an article on the Vanport St. Patrick’s Day dance; articles on Red Cross “capture packages;” an article on moving the YFD 69 drydock to the Swan Island Shipyard; an article on the Oregon Shipyard Softball Benefit dance; an article on the appointment of the Portland Council of Shipbuilders’ secretary; an article on the loss of the Oregon Shipyard—built Liberty ship, the S.S. Robert J. Walker; an article on opening the Kaiser Iron and Steel Division Portland office; an article on Oregon State College factory management classes at Benson High School; an article on Red Cross combat swimming classes; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard contract for Cimarron type aircraft carriers; articles on Red Cross blood drives; an article on the national tribute to Vancouver Shipyard’s production; an article on preparations for launching the C-4 Troop Transport, the S.S. Marine Tiger; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day celebration; an article advising use of full names on all mail; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on ship repair; an article on the role women played in putting out a Vancouver Shipyard fire; an article on using lumber in shipbuilding; an article on a booklet listing child care centers; an article on wait times at the Vancouver Permanente hospital; an article on a race relations speech in Vancouver; an article on Vancouver Shipyards visit by Lillian Herstein, WPB consultant on women’s industrial problems.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 10

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on metal stress tests of naval vessels conducted at the Oregon Shipyard; an article on postwar reconstruction in the Philippines; an article on welding innovations—annealing work; an article on Red Cross nutrition classes for prospective blood donors; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard C-4 Troop Transport contract; an article on launching the S.S. Marine Tiger C-4 Troop Transport; articles on Red Cross donation drives; an article on the Vancouver Shipyard Reproduction (printing) department; the Worker Speaks column; an article on sulfa drug use; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on dismantling Vancouver Shipyard’s Columbia housing project; an article on Red Cross disaster committees.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 09

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Articles on the Bosn’s Whistle’s anniversary; an article on Sgt. Walter Beck’s first airplane flight over the Northwest in 1911; an article on a campaign to teach civilians how to treat disabled veterans; an article on the cost-savings of welded ships; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; articles on employment policies at the Vancouver Shipyard promising no big lay-offs; an article on substantial cost-savings in wireways installation at the Vancouver Shipyard; the Worker Speaks column; articles on the Red Cross War fund drive; an article on dredging the Columbia River near the Vancouver Shipyard; an article on postwar manufacturing jobs in the West; an article on the number of patients treated at the Vancouver Permanente hospital; an article on cost-savings by the Vancouver Shipyard metal Casting workers; an article on the production progress of the Vancouver Shipyard YFD 69 drydock; an article on income tax filing assistance at the Vancouver Shipyard.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 05, Number 08

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article on the Vancouver Shipyards Cimarron type aircraft carrier contract; an article on the size of the U.S. naval fleet; an article on Swan Island child care center nutrition—spinach is good; an article on the wartime achievements of Irish-Americans; articles on a Red Cross donation drive; an article on the draft status of shipyard workers; an article on the radio broadcast of the Oregon Shipyard-built S.S. Bozeman Victory’s trial run; an article on travel pass priorities at the Swan Island Shipyard; an article on Oregon State College technical drawing classes in Vancouver; an article on Labor-Management suggestion awards; the Worker Speaks column; an article on patient care at the Vancouver Permanente hospital; an article on Vancouver Shipyard workers W2 forms—tax documents; an article on Vancouver Shipyard cafeteria service on ship trial runs; the Stubby Bilgebottom comic strip; an article on the types of engines installed in Kaiser shipyards; an article on the Baby Flat Top aircraft carriers and the LSTs—landing craft.

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