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).
Photograph showing the S.S. John McLoughlin being launched from a bay at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the bay, and people in hardhats are looking towards the ship, which is sliding down a ramp into the Willamette River. The west hills can be seen at the other side of the water (negative 4 of 7).
The U.S.S. Peter Skene Ogden being launched from Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland, sponsored by Oregon’s Victory Girl Suzanne Burce (later known as actress Jane Powell). The ship is sliding down a ramp towards the Willamette River, while workers watch. Wooden scaffolding can be seen on either side of the ship (negative 1 of 5).
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).
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).
The S.S. James Duncan, being launched from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland (sponsored by Mrs. Thomas Ray). The ship is sliding from a ramp into the Willamette River, with United States flags visible on its deck (negative 2 of 3).
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).
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).
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).