Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Liberty Ship construction statistics, including name of ship, delivery date, and operating co., used in the book Record Breakers, published by the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Or., 1945. Liberty Ships were used by the Allies in World War II.
The collection consists of one album containing thirty four images and text produced in 1944 by Oregon Shipbuilding Corp. documenting construction and operation of Vanport City, a shipyard workers' development, in response to a query from an English government official. The town was destroyed by a catastrophic flood in 1948. Although Vanport had a substantial African-American population, only white people appear in the photographs.