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Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation folding up after war is over

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation folding up after war is over

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of U.S.S. Bronx, sponsored by Mrs. Greenslade

Mrs. John Greenslade breaks a bottle on the hull of the U.S.S. Bronx, on the occasion of its launching from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Next to Greenslade is likely her husband, Vice Admiral Greenslade. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1945 (negative 7 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of U.S.S. Bronx, sponsored by Mrs. Greenslade

The U.S.S. Bronx, sliding down a ways into the Willamette River upon its launching from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the ways. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, July 15, 1945 (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Albina Engine & Machine Works building, Portland

Albina Engine & Machine Works, next to the Willamette River in Portland, most likely looking west. Numerous other industrial buildings can be seen along the river, with the west hills in the distance (negative 33 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Portland waterfront shipbuilding facility

A shipbuilding facility on the Willamette River in Portland, shown from a high angle. Multiple ways, each holding a ship, can be seen along the water (negative 16 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

U.S.S. Battle Mountain launching from Kaiser Swan Island, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Subchaser launching ceremony at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

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).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Beatrice Greenwalt launching subchaser at Commercial Iron Works, Portland

Beatrice Greenwalt, superintendent of Shrine Hospital, prepares to smash a bottle on the hull of a subchaser at Commercial Iron Works in Portland. Winston Casey, president of Commercial Iron Works, stands next to Greenwalt and looks downward at a wrapped bottle. This photograph was published on page 4A of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 29, 1943 (negative 1 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of S.S. Bladensburg, Kaiser Company, Swan Island

A groups stands in front of a shipping ways at Kaiser Company, Swan Island, at the launching of the tanker Bladensburg. The women photographed from left to right: Barbara Crowe, Mrs. Mary Hare, Mrs. Oscar Cox (sponsor), and Mrs. Marian Sanasac. Three of the women are holding large bouquets of flowers (negative 3 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of Liberty ship C.J. Jones, by Mrs. Charles L. McNary, Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

Mrs. Charles McNary breaks a bottle on the hull of the Liberty ship C.J. Jones before its launching from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Champagne is flying through the air from the broken bottle. A photograph from this story was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 15, 1943 (negative 5 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of Liberty ship C.J. Jones at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

Liberty ship C.J. Jones, sliding down a ways into the Willamette River at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen on either side of the ways, and workers can be seen at either side watching the ship. A photograph from this story was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 15, 1943 (negative 3 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Launching of Liberty ship C.J. Jones, by Mrs. Charles L. McNary, Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

A group stands in front of shipbuilding scaffolding at Oregon Shipbuilding Company in Portland, after the launching of Liberty ship C.J. Jones. From left to right: Captain W. Wills, Mrs. Kathryn Jones Bedinger (sister of C.J. Jones), Charlotte McNary, and Mrs. Charles L. McNary (wife of Senator Charles McNary. This photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 15, 1943 (negative 2 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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