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Northwest Steel, Portland OR

Most recent update: November 27, 2010.


Northwest Steel was next door to Columbia River Shipbuilding, on the west bank of the Willamette River, on SW Moody Avenue at the foot of SW Sheridan Street, which is just downstream of the Ross Island Bridge: see the site from the air on Google here.  The site was used by Schnitzer Steel for many years but has now been cleared for development.

Hull # USSB # Original Name Original Owner

Type

GT Delivery Disposition
1   Vesterlide/War Baron Norway/UK MoWT/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Sep-17 Torpedoed and lost 1918
2   War Viceroy UK MoWT/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Oct-17 Later Volturno 1919, scrapped 1933
3   Hallgrim/West Wind Norway/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Feb-18 Later Edwin Christenson 1926, Shapur 1946, San Miguel Bay 1947, Mira 1950, scrapped 1952
4   War Archer/West Shore UK MoWT/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Apr-18 Scrapped 1930
5   Landaas/Westland Norway/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Dec-17 Later Sea Thrush 1929, wrecked off the Columbia River 1932
6   War Ally/Westchester UK MoWT/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Mar-18 Scrapped 1933
7   War Pearl/Westhampton UK MoWT/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 May-18 Scrapped 1930
8   Umpqua/Western Wave Norway/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jun-18 Scrapped 1936
9   Joffre/Western Ocean France/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jun-18 Later Empire Opossum 194, Marianne Clunies 1949, Ansgaritor 1950, scrapped 1959
10   Marne/Western Chief France/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jul-18 Torpedoed and lost 1941
11   Verdun/Western Spirit France/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jul-18 Scrapped 1933
12   Pershing/Western Light France/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jul-18 Scrapped 1938
13   Aisne/Western Maid France/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Aug-18 Later Empire Cormorant 1940, scuttled 1945
14   Argonne/Western Comet France/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Sep-18 Scrapped 1924
15   Somme/Western Scout France/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Oct-18 Scrapped 1938
16   Meuse/Westview France/USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Nov-18 Scrapped 1938
17 1073 West Kyska USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Nov-18 Scrapped 1947
18 1074 West Zeda USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Dec-18 Torpedoed and lost 1942
19 1075 West Wauna USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jan-19 Later Empire Grebe 1941, Inchmark 1946, wrecked 1949
20 1076 West Compo USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jan-19 Scrapped 1936
21 1077 West Modus USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Feb-19 Later Argun 1943, scrapped 1966
22 1078 West Tacook USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Apr-19 Later Ile de Brehat 1940, captured 1940, mined and lost 1944
23 1079 West Togus USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Apr-19 Later Golden Forest 1928, wrecked off Alaska 1929
24 1080 West Nohno USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 May-19 Sunk as breakwater at Normandy 1944
25 1414 West Cherow USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 May-19 Later Sage Brush 1929, Keystone 1941, torpedoed and lost 1943
26 1415 West Celeron USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jun-19 Later Vostok 1943, scrapped 1962
27 1416 West Celina USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jun-19 Torpedoed and lost 1942 
28 1417 West Chaska/Deer Lodge USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jul-19 Torpedoed and lost 1943
29 1418 West Chatala/Tripp USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Jul-19 Later Ile de Noirmoutier 1940, captured 1940, recaptured 1942, scrapped 1953
30 1419 West Chatala USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Aug-19 Later Ile d'Ouessant 1940, captured 1940, shelled and sunk at Casablanca1942
31 1420 West Segovia USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Aug-19 Later William R. Gibson 1941, Ourania Gounares 1947,  Gambler 1959, foundered 1960
32 1421 West Cheswald USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Sep-19 Sunk as breakwater at Normandy 1944
33 2368 West Raritan USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Sep-19 Later Empire Mavis 1940, Jan van Goyen 1942, Stad Maastricht 1946, Amaver 1950, scrapped 1957
34 2369 West Pocasset USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Oct-19 Later Chepo 1941, torpedoed and lost 1942
35 2370 West Saginaw USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Oct-19 Later Empire Cougar 1941, Cougar 1949, Favola 1951, scrapped 1960
36 2371 West Jaffrey USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Nov-19 Wrecked off Nova Scotia 1942
37 2372 West Joplin/J. R. Gordon USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Nov-19 Cancelled, completed privately, later Herman F. Whiton 1930, Tomsk 1945, scrapped 1966
38 2373 West Minsi/Centaurus USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Dec-19 Cancelled, completed privately, later Portmar 1930, torpedoed and lost 1943  
39 2374 West Matas/Clauseus USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Dec-19 Cancelled, completed privately, later Losmar 1930, torpedoed and lost 1942
40 2375 West Croswicks USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Cancelled
41 2376 West Paramas USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Cancelled
42 2377 West Bomoken USSB Cargo Ship 5,500 Cancelled
40 2865 Swiftsure USSB/Swiftsure Oil Tpt. Tanker 8,200 Jan-21 Cancelled, completed privately, later Bloomfield 1938, bombed and lost 1942
41 2866 Swiftarrow USSB/Swiftsure Oil Tpt. Tanker 8,200 Feb-21 Cancelled, completed privately, later Atlantic II 1948, Tavira 1951, Praca 1951, Ho Lan 1955, scrapped 1964
42 2867 Swiftstar USSB/Swiftsure Oil Tpt. Tanker 8,200 Feb-21 Cancelled, completed privately, missing, presumed foundered 1923 
43 2868 Swiftscout USSB/Swiftsure Oil Tpt. Tanker 8,200 Mar-21 Cancelled, completed privately, torpedoed and lost 1945
44 2869 Swifteagle USSB/Swiftsure Oil Tpt. Tanker 8,200 Apr-21 Cancelled, completed privately, wrecked off Baja California 1934 
45 2870 Swiftlight USSB/Swiftsure Oil Tpt. Tanker 8,200 May-21 Cancelled, completed privately, later Yung Hing 1946, scrapped 1955
46 2871 Swiftwind USSB/Swiftsure Oil Tpt. Tanker 8,200 Jun-21 Cancelled, completed privately, later Malay 1933, Loideste 1948, Astra 1950, Troy 1951, scrapped 1955