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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

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, general views

Photograph, taken from a distance, showing a parking area and buildings at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, in North Portland. Several large cranes can be seen around the buildings, with the Willamette River and forested hills in the distance (negative 1 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, general views

Photograph, taken from a distance, showing a parking area and buildings at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, in North Portland. “Plate Shop” is written across the top of a large building, and cranes can be seen throughout the area. The Willamette River and forested hills are in the distance (negative 4 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, from hill over Linnton

Photograph, taken from a hill above Linnton, looking east across the Willamette River. At the other side of the water is the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in North Portland. Industrial buildings can be seen along both sides of the river. Along the water on the east side, several ships are being built, surrounded by scaffolding (negative 1 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, from hill over Linnton

Photograph, taken from a hill above Linnton, looking east across the Willamette River. At the other side of the water is the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in North Portland. Industrial buildings can be seen along both sides of the river. Along the water on the east side, several ships are being built, surrounded by scaffolding (negative 4 of 6).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation launching “Star of Oregon”

Photograph showing two ships on the Willamette River. A riverboat with “Henderson of Portland Ore.” painted on it is facing towards the larger “Star of Oregon.” A group of people can be seen standing at the back of the Star of Oregon, looking downwards towards the riverboat. An industrial building can be seen in the background. The Star of Oregon was sunk by a German submarine October 30, 1942 (negative 1 of 15).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation launching “Star of Oregon”

Photograph showing the liberty ship “Star of Oregon” after its launching on the Willamette River. To to the larger ship is a smaller tug boat, “James W. of Portland Ore.” People can be seen standing along the front of the ship. In the background are industrial buildings, likely in front of the west hills (negative 3 of 15).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation launching “Star of Oregon”

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation launching “Star of Oregon”

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Woman welder at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

Photograph showing a woman welder, laying on a welding cart, at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. She is wearing a face shield, flipped up, and appears to be holding a welding gun. She is wearing dirtied work-wear and gloves (negative 1 of 5). See negative 449-5.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Stork in plate shop at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

Photograph showing a man with a cigarette, standing next to a stork figurine, in the plate shop at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. His right arm is extended and is holding a cloth bundle, which is tied to the stork’s mouth (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Woman welders at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

Photograph showing two women welders, standing in front of a desk with a seated man, at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. The women are wearing dirtied work-wear, and flipped face shields. One woman is holding a piece of paper (negative 3 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Woman welder at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

Photograph showing a woman welder, laying on a welding cart, at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. She is wearing a face shield, and is holding a welding gun to a metal surface above her (negative 5 of 5). See negative 449-1).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Fred Meyer and employees purchasing defense bonds

Photograph showing Fred Meyer and employees, standing next to a raised stone surface at what appears to be a bank window (?). Three women are standing behind the counter, while two men in suits are in front. Photographed are: Larry Hilaire, Irma Boon, Mrs. Pearl I. Pond, Fred Meyer, Frederick Greenwood, manager, Bank of California (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Mrs. Ernest Haycox with Mary Ann Haycox at Albina Engine & Machine Works submarine chaser launching

Photograph showing two women, likely Mrs. Ernest Haycox (sponsor) and Mary Ann Haycox at the launching of a submarine chaser ship built by Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. They are both holding bouquets of flowers and standing in front of a ship launching bay on the Willamette River (negative 1 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Albina Engine & Machine Works submarine chaser launching

Photograph showing a ship being launched into the Willamette River at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen along the sides of the launch bay, where workers are standing and watching the ship. Across the river are several buildings and docks (negative 2 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Rubber salvage barrel at Embassy Apartments - Donna Dahlke, age 3, and Captain W.A. Tyler, representing Sunshine Division

Photograph showing Donna Dahlke, age 3, handing a small rubber doll to Captain W.A. Tyler of the Sunshine Division. On the floor is a wooden barrel, with a sign reading “Scrap Rubber, Tide Water Associated Oil Company.” Portland civilians were asked to salvage and ration rubber as part of the World War II efforts at home (negative 1 of 1).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cooperative bus run by workmen at Oregon Shipyards

Photograph showing a cooperative bus at Oregon Shipyards in Portland, with “Corn Huskers” painted on the side. The vehicle appears to be at a parking area at Oregon Shipyards, with the west hills visible in the distance. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 1 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipyards workmen

Photograph showing workmen walking through an open area at Oregon Shipyards in Portland. Beyond a metal fence are several buildings, with “Rigging Loft” and “Sheet Metal Ship” written on them. On the metal fence is a sign that reads “No Work Today for E Men.” Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 10 of 16). Also see: negative 567-16.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipyards workmen boarding bus

Photograph showing workmen at Oregon Shipyards boarding a bus, which appears to be parked in a lot with other buses. On the front of the bus are signs that read “Fifty Second” and “52nd via Greely and BT Line.” Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 15 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipyards workmen

Photograph showing workmen at Oregon Shipyards, standing around a man on a motorized mini bike. Several of the men are wearing hard hats and carrying lunchboxes. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 16 of 16). Also see: negative 567-10.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cooperative bus run by workmen at Oregon Shipyards

Photograph showing a cooperative bus at Oregon Shipyards in Portland. The vehicle appears to be at a parking area at Oregon Shipyards, with the west hills visible in the distance. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 2 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cooperative bus run by workmen at Oregon Shipyards

Photograph showing a cooperative bus at Oregon Shipyards in Portland. The vehicle appears to be at a parking area at Oregon Shipyards, with the west hills visible in the distance. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 3 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cooperative bus run by workmen at Oregon Shipyards

Photograph showing a cooperative bus at Oregon Shipyards in Portland, with “Rockwood Defense Club, Phone Sunset 9087” painted on the side. The vehicle appears to be at a parking area at Oregon Shipyards, with the west hills visible in the distance. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 4 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cooperative bus run by workmen at Oregon Shipyards

Photograph showing a cooperative bus at Oregon Shipyards in Portland, with “Multnomah 70 to Oregon Shipyard” on the front. The vehicle appears to be at a parking area at Oregon Shipyards, with the west hills visible in the distance. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 5 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipyards workmen

Photograph showing workmen from the Oregon Shipyards in Portland, seated on a couch and benches. Most likely taken inside a cooperative bus, arriving at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 6 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cooperative bus run by workmen at Oregon Shipyards

Photograph showing a cooperative bus at Oregon Shipyards in Portland, with “Sandy Blvd Defense Club, Members Wanted” painted on the side. The vehicle appears to be at a parking area at Oregon Shipyards, with the west hills visible in the distance. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 7 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Cooperative bus run by workmen at Oregon Shipyards

Photograph showing a cooperative bus at Oregon Shipyards in Portland, with “Deer Island to Oregon Shipyards, Riders Wanted” on the front. The vehicle appears to be at a parking area at Oregon Shipyards, with the west hills visible in the distance. Likely taken at Kaiser’s Oregon Shipbuilding Company northwest of St. Johns (negative 8 of 16).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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