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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

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

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

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

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

Rope making at ship rigging school

Two men sit on a bench while braiding rope. A rope splicing fid can be seen on the bench between them. Most likely in Portland area (negative 2 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ship rigging school

Three men stand around a vise grip mounted to a log, at a ship rigging school most likely in the Portland area. A leather wrapped wire appears to be in the grip (negative 4 of 8).

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 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

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

Ship rigging school

A worker at a ship rigging school holds a coil of steel cable, likely in the Portland area. He appears to be in a workshop area with other cable and tools (negative 8 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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