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Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

Type   263 Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Portland, Oregon, United States
Coordinates   45.607969000, -122.780127000

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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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Last Major Update: Jun 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 Kaiser’s son, Edgar F. Kaiser, who was Vice-President & General Manager of Oregon Shipbuilding.

Photographs

President Franklin Roosevelt touring the Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Oregon, United States, 23 Sep 1942. Photo 1 of 2.President Franklin Roosevelt touring the Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Oregon, United States, 23 Sep 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Splattered with champaign, Anna Boettiger (daughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt) has just christened Liberty-ship SS Joseph N. Teal at Oregon Shipbuilding, Portland, Oregon, United States, 23 Sep 1942.At the White House 18 Mar 1943, Henry Kaiser, right, and President Franklin Roosevelt looking at a model of a Casablanca-class escort aircraft carrier, then under construction at Kaiser’s Vancouver, Washington shipyard.
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Maps

Mar 1945 map showing the general arrangement of the Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation yard, Portland, Oregon, United States.




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WW2-Era Place Name Portland, Oregon, United States
Lat/Long 45.6080, -122.7801
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President Franklin Roosevelt touring the Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Oregon, United States, 23 Sep 1942. Photo 1 of 2.
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