4 thoughts on “Oregon Shipyards, circa 1943

  1. Here’s some more info from a previous time this area was on VP.

    https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/oregon-shipbuilding-yards-c1943/

    Production of Liberty ships in support of the war effort was in full swing during this circa 1943 aerial view of the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation shipyards in North Portland, just beyond St. Johns. The outfitting dock at center still remains, as well as a few of the buildings seen here. The shipyards delivered almost 500 Liberty, Victory and Attack Transports during WWII.

  2. Talk about organization and full employment! That was impressive! But not a sustainable future. That kind of production is only needed when you are destroying nearly as much of the product as you produce.

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