Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation
|Historical Name of Location||Portland, Oregon, United States|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseThe Kaiser Shipbuilding Company was established by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser in 1939. By the time the United States entered WW2 in Dec 1941, it was operating seven shipyards on the western coast of the United States. Its Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation yard, located along the Willamette River in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States, built numerous Liberty and Victory ships between 1941 and 1945. The Kaiser Shipyards shut down at the end of the war. The former site of Oregon Shipbuilding in St. Johns is occupied by Schnitzer Steel Industries at the time of this writing in 2022.
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|23 Sep 1942||President Franklin Roosevelt toured the Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Oregon, United States. He was accompanied by Henry Kaiser, Oregon governor Charles Sprague, and Kaiserâ€™s son, Edgar F. Kaiser, who was Vice-President & General Manager of Oregon Shipbuilding.|
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