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Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR

Most recent update: June 22, 2014.


Commercial Iron Works was started in November 1916, by William T. Casey, Otto J. Hoak and Robert Boogs, on a 30-acre site just south of the Ross Island Bridge.  It closed in 1946 and the site was sold to Zidell Marine as a ship scrapping yard: the equipment was sold to the yard's production manager, George Grebe, who used it to start Northwest Marine Iron Works.  See the present shipyard from the air on Google here.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type Disp. Tons Delivery Disposition
  WAGL 267 Rhododendron US Coast Guard Tender 140 12-Apr-35 Sold 1959 as Can-Do or Kandu, sank 1966
    Viola Willamette Paper Tug   1936  
  911527 Constance J   Tug 25g 1936 Now Diane
23 239201 Keith   Tug 165g 1939 Later Yakima, Keith G, now Yakima
  YN 5 Catalpa US Navy Net Layer 560 20-Jun-41 Later AN 10, decommissioned 1955
  YN 6 Chestnut US Navy Net Layer 560 25-Jul-41 Later AN 11, decommissioned 1946
  YN 7 Cinchona US Navy Net Layer 560 15-Aug-41 Later AN 12, decommissioned 1946, scrapped 1976
  YN 8 Cottonwood US Navy Net Layer 560 5-Sep-41 Later Buckeye (AN 13), decommissioned 1946, salvage training hulk 1976
  AM 82 Adroit US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 28-Jul-42 Later PC 1586, struck 1946
  AM 83 Advent US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 19-Aug-42 Later PC 1587, struck 1946
  AM 84 Annoy US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 2-Sep-42 Later PC 1588, struck 1946
  AM 85 Conflict US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 7-Sep-42 Later PC 1589, struck 1946
  AM 86 Constant US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 21-Sep-42 Later PC 1590, struck 1954, sunk as target
  AM 87 Daring US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 10-Oct-42 Later PC 1591, struck 1946
  AM 88 Dash US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 27-Oct-42 Later PC 1592, struck 1946
  AT 92 Tawasa US Navy Tug 1,240 17-Jul-43 Reclassified ATF, struck 1976, scrapped 1978
  AT 93 Tekesta US Navy Tug 1,240 16-Aug-43 Reclassified ATF, to Chile 1992 as Yelcho (AGS 64), sunk 1999
  AT 94 Yuma US Navy Tug 1,240 31-Aug-43 Reclassified ATF, to Pakistan 1959 as Madadgar (A 42/234), struck 1995
  AT 95 Zuni US Navy Tug 1,240 9-Oct-43 Reclassified ATF, to USCG as Tamaroa (WATF 166), memorial in Norfolk VA
  PC 596   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 23-Jan-43 Scrapped 1946
  PC 597   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 15-Feb-43 Named Kerrville 1956, scrapped 1957
  PC 598   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 5-Mar-43 Reclassified PCC, sold to Foss 1948
  PC 599   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 15-May-43 Sold 1948
49 PC 77   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 28-Mar-43 Named Pikeville 1956, scrapped 1960
50 PC 77   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 5-Apr-43 Named Waynesburg 1956, scrapped 1959
51 PC 77   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 30-Apr-43 Named Gallipolis 1956, scrapped 1959
52 PC 77   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 31-May-43 Named Mechanicsburg 1956, scrapped 1959
53 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 10-Jun-43 Named Maynard 1956, scrapped 1959
54 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 9-Jul-43 Named Metuchen 1956, scrapped 1959
55 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 19-Jul-43 Named Glenolden 1956, scrapped 1959
56 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 14-Aug-43 Sold 1948
57 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 17-Aug-43 Sold 1948
58 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 9-Oct-43 Named Frostburg 1956
59 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 30-Oct-43 To Taiwan 1954 as PC 108, stricken 1969
60 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 13-Nov-43 To Indonesia 1960 as Alu Alu
61 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 15-Feb-44 Sold 1948
62 PC 78   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 6-Mar-44 Sold 1948
63 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 22-Mar-44 To Cuba 1956 as Baire (PE 203), lost in revolution
64 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 28-Mar-44 Sold 1948
65 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 10-Apr-44 Sold 1948
66 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 10-May-44 Sold 1948
67 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 25-May-44 To Mexico 1948 as GC 34.
68 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 10-Jun-44 Sold 1948
69 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 19-Jun-44 To France 1949 as Phnom Penh (PT 2), sold 1956 
70 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 5-Jul-44 To France 1950 as Hue (PT 1, P 627?)
71 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 19-Jul-44 To France 1949 as Luang Prabang (PT 3, P 628?), sold 1955
72 PC 79   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 3-Aug-44 To Korea 1950 as Kum Kang Sang (PC 702), stricken 1960
73 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 23-Sep-44 Sold 1948
74 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 20-Dec-44 Sold 1948
75 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 6-Jan-45 Reclassified PCC, to Korea 1950 as Sam Kak San (PC 703), stricken 1960
76 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 23-Jan-45 Reclassified PCC
77 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 6-Feb-45 Reclassified PCC, sold 1948 as Submarex to Global Marine, scrapped 1966
78 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 20-Nov-44 Later PGM 10 1944, to the Philippines
79 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 13-Dec-44 Later PGM 11 1944, to the Philippines
80 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 20-Feb-45 Sold 1948
81 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 7-Mar-45 Named Ripley 1956, scrapped 1959
82 PC 80   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 20-Mar-45 To Portugal 1948 as Sal (P 584)., stricken 1960s

83

PC 81

  US Navy Sub Chaser 463 3-Apr-45 To Korea 1950 as Chiri San (PC 704), sunk by a mine 1951
84 PC 81   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 17-Apr-45 To Portugal 1948 as Madeira (P 582), stricken 1960s
85 PC 81   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 4-May-45 To Portugal 1948 as Flores (P 581), later Príncipe, stricken 1960s
86 PC 81   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 19-May-45 To Mexico 1948 as GC 33
87 PC 81   US Navy Sub Chaser 463 5-Jun-45 Destroyed by typhoon Louise 9-Oct-45
    one of above?     478g 1943 Later cargo vessel Yuan Chun
  LCI(L) 725   US Navy Landing Craft   Dec-43 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 726   US Navy Landing Craft   Dec-43 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 727   US Navy Landing Craft   Jan-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 728   US Navy Landing Craft   Jan-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 729   US Navy Landing Craft   Jan-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 730   US Navy Landing Craft   Jan-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L)  731   US Navy Landing Craft   Jan-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 732   US Navy Landing Craft   Feb-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 733   US Navy Landing Craft   Feb-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 734   US Navy Landing Craft   Feb-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No. 8 (Q-61), stricken 1949 for spares
  LCI(L) 735   US Navy Landing Craft   Feb-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 736   US Navy Landing Craft   Feb-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 737   US Navy Landing Craft   Feb-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No. 11 (Q-64), hulked 1957
  LCI(L) 738   US Navy Landing Craft   Mar-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 739   US Navy Landing Craft   Mar-44 To Thailand 1946 as Sattakut (LCI 742), stricken 2008
  LCI(L) 740   US Navy Landing Craft   Mar-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 741   US Navy Landing Craft   Mar-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 742   US Navy Landing Craft   Mar-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 743   US Navy Landing Craft   Mar-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 744   US Navy Landing Craft   Mar-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 745   US Navy Landing Craft   Mar-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 746   US Navy Landing Craft   Apr-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No. 6 (Q-59), stricken 1958
  LCI(L) 747   US Navy Landing Craft   Apr-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 748   US Navy Landing Craft   Apr-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No. 7 (Q-60), stricken 1962
  LCI(L) 749   US Navy Landing Craft   Apr-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 750   US Navy Landing Craft   Apr-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No. 5 (Q-58), stricken 1969
  LCI(L) 751   US Navy Landing Craft   Apr-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 752   US Navy Landing Craft   Apr-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 753   US Navy Landing Craft   Apr-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No. 12 (Q-65), stricken 1961
  LCI(L) 754   US Navy Landing Craft   May-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 755   US Navy Landing Craft   May-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 756   US Navy Landing Craft   May-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 757   US Navy Landing Craft   May-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 758   US Navy Landing Craft 325g May-44 Struck 1946, later Normandy Two, Normandy, now Circle Line X (ON 262270)
  LCI(L) 759   US Navy Landing Craft   May-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 760   US Navy Landing Craft   May-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 761   US Navy Landing Craft   May-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 762   US Navy Landing Craft   Jun-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 763   US Navy Landing Craft   Jun-44 CTL 1945
  LCI(L) 764   US Navy Landing Craft   Jun-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 765   US Navy Landing Craft   Jun-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 766   US Navy Landing Craft 280g Jun-44 later Knickerbocker VII, Day Line VII, Circle Line IX, now breakwater at Ossining NY
  LCI(L) 767   US Navy Landing Craft   Jun-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 768   US Navy Landing Craft   Jun-44 To France 1953 as L 9037, returned 1956, to Iran 1957 as Hengam, stricken 1970s
  LCI(L) 769   US Navy Landing Craft   Jul-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 770   US Navy Landing Craft   Jul-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 771   US Navy Landing Craft   Jul-44 CTL 1945
  LCI(L) 772   US Navy Landing Craft   Jul-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 773   US Navy Landing Craft   Jul-44 To US Army 1947
  LCI(L) 774   US Navy Landing Craft   Jul-44 Sunk as target 1956
  LCI(L) 775   US Navy Landing Craft   Jul-44 Sunk as target 1956
  LCI(L) 776   US Navy Landing Craft  327g Aug-44 Later Cotinga (AMCU 22), sold 1960 as survey ship Baranof, Chita, Menia, scrapped 1984
  LCI(L) 777   US Navy Landing Craft   Aug-44 Later Dunlin (AMCU 23), sunk as target 1958
  LCI(L) 778   US Navy Landing Craft   Aug-44 Sunk as target 1956
  LCI(L) 779   US Navy Landing Craft   Aug-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 780   US Navy Landing Craft   Aug-44 Struck 1946
  LCI(L) 781   US Navy Landing Craft   Aug-44 Cancelled
  LCI(L) 845-865   US Navy Landing Craft     Cancelled
  LCI(L) 929-942   US Navy Landing Craft     Cancelled
  LCS(L) 26   US Navy Landing Craft   26-Aug-44 Sunk at Mariveles 1945
  LCS(L) 27   US Navy Landing Craft   31-Aug-44 To Japan 1953 as Azami, returned 1976
  LCS(L) 28   US Navy Landing Craft   8-Sep-44 To France 1950 as Pertuisane (LSSL 5/9025), to Taiwan 1954 for spares, scrapped 1958
  LCS(L) 29   US Navy Landing Craft   12-Sep-44 Scrapped 1951
  LCS(L) 30   US Navy Landing Craft   16-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
  LCS(L) 31   US Navy Landing Craft   20-Sep-44 Aground, then scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 32   US Navy Landing Craft   23-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
  LCS(L) 33   US Navy Landing Craft   27-Sep-44 Sunk at Okinawa 1945
  LCS(L) 34   US Navy Landing Craft   30-Sep-44 To Italy 1951 as Alano (L 9851), scrapped 1983
  LCS(L) 35   US Navy Landing Craft   3-Oct-44 To France 1953 as Etendard (LSSL 9028), to Greece 1957 as Plotarkhos Vlachavas (P 95)
  LCS(L) 36   US Navy Landing Craft   4-Oct-44 Scrapped 1951 
  LCS(L) 37   US Navy Landing Craft   10-Oct-44 Damaged at Okinawa 1945 and destroyed 1946
  LCS(L) 38   US Navy Landing Craft   13-Oct-44 To Italy 1951 as Bracco (L 9852), scrapped 1983
  LCS(L) 39   US Navy Landing Craft   16-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 40   US Navy Landing Craft   20-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 41   US Navy Landing Craft  250g 24-Oct-44 Sold 1947, later fishing vessel Kayak, existence in doubt 
  LCS(L) 42   US Navy Landing Craft   26-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 43   US Navy Landing Craft   30-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 44   US Navy Landing Craft   2-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 45   US Navy Landing Craft   6-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 46   US Navy Landing Craft   9-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 47   US Navy Landing Craft   13-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
  LCS(L) 79   US Navy Landing Craft   20-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Rindo, returned 1976
  LCS(L) 80   US Navy Landing Craft   21-Nov-44 To France 1950 as Rapiere (LSSL 6/9026), to Japan 1956 as Nadeshiko, returned 1963
  LCS(L) 81   US Navy Landing Craft   24-Nov-44 To Ryukyu 1952, to Taiwan 1954 as Lien Chih (LSSL 274), struck 1971
  LCS(L) 82   US Navy Landing Craft   27-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Yamagiku, returned 1971
  LCS(L) 83   US Navy Landing Craft   30-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Hinagiku, returned 1959
  LCS(L) 84   US Navy Landing Craft   4-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Sawagiku, returned 1959
  LCS(L) 85   US Navy Landing Craft   9-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Tsuta, returned 1959
  LCS(L) 86   US Navy Landing Craft   14-Dec-44 To Korea 1952 as Yong Il Man, decommissioned 1962
  LCS(L) 87   US Navy Landing Craft   18-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Hamagiku, struck 1967, to the Philippines 1975 for parts
  LCS(L) 88   US Navy Landing Craft   22-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Ajisai, returned 1964, to the Philippines 1975, not commissioned
  LCS(L) 89   US Navy Landing Craft   27-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Hasu, returned 1959
  LCS(L) 90   US Navy Landing Craft   30-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Shida, returned 1959
  LCS(L) 91   US Navy Landing Craft   4-Jan-45 To Korea 1952 as Kang Hwa Man (LSSL 108), decommissioned 1960
  LCS(L) 92   US Navy Landing Craft   8-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
  LCS(L) 93   US Navy Landing Craft   13-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
  LCS(L) 94   US Navy Landing Craft   16-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Suiren, returned 1969
  LCS(L) 95   US Navy Landing Craft   20-Jan-45 To Ryukyu 1952, to Taiwan 1954 as Lien Jen (LSSL 273), scrapped 1971
  LCS(L) 96   US Navy Landing Craft   24-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Shobu, to Vietnam 1965 as Nguyen Ngoc Long (HQ 230), to the Philippines 1975 as Sulu
  LCS(L) 97   US Navy Landing Craft   29-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
  LCS(L) 98   US Navy Landing Craft   2-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Aoi, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
  LCS(L) 99   US Navy Landing Craft   5-Feb-45 Scrapped 1950 
  LCS(L) 100   US Navy Landing Craft   9-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Akane, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
  LCS(L) 101   US Navy Landing Craft   13-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Tsutsuji, to Vietnam 1965 as Luu Phu Tho (HQ 229), to the Philippines 1975 for spares
  LCS(L) 102   US Navy Landing Craft   17-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Himawari, to Thailand 1966 as Nakha (LSSL 751), to Mare Island 2007 as memorial
  LCS(L) 103   US Navy Landing Craft   24-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Yaguruma, returned 1958
  LCS(L) 104   US Navy Landing Craft   28-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Ran, returned 1959
  LCS(L) 105   US Navy Landing Craft   5-Mar-45 To Ryukyu 1952, to France 1953 as Framee (L 9024), to Vietnam 1957 as No Than (HQ 225), Nguyen Van Tru 1970, sunk 1970
  LCS(L) 106   US Navy Landing Craft   9-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Isogiku, returned 1975
  LCS(L) 107   US Navy Landing Craft   13-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Yuri, returned 1958
  LCS(L) 108   US Navy Landing Craft   22-Mar-45 Scrapped 1951 
  YN 97 Cohoes US Navy Net Layer 775 23-Mar-45 Later AN 78, sold 1973 as landing craft Glacier (ON 556866), active
  YN 98 Etlah US Navy Net Layer 775 16-Apr-45 Later AN 79, to Dom. Rep. 1976 as Cambiaso (P 207), hulked 1994
  YN99 Suncock US Navy Net Layer 775 5-May-45 Later AN 80, to Bureau of Mines 1962 as Grass Valley, returned 1968, scrapped 1971
  YN 100 Manayunk  US Navy Net Layer 775 25-May-45 Later AN 81, struck 1962, sold as fishing vessel Heron 1973
  YN 101 Marietta US Navy Net Layer 775 22-Jun-45 Later AN 82, to Venezuela 1962 as Puerto Santo (H 03), discarded
  YN 102 Nahant US Navy Net Layer 775 24-Aug-45 Later AN 83, to Uruguay 1968 as Rou-Huracan (BT 30), discarded
  YN 103-108   US Navy Net Layer 775   Cancelled
137   one of above?     288g 1944 Later cargo vessel Cresta Blanca
    one of above?     185g 1944 Later YTC-501, now tanker Redonda
    one of above?     316g 1945 Later cargo vessel Maria Dolores, now Oaxaca
    one of above?     331g 1945 Later cargo vessel Anita, Tepic
  276932 ?   Freight Barge 96g 1944 Now Maren I
238 YT 506 Hombro  US Navy Tug 260 7-Jul-45 Later YTM 769, to Vietnam 1972
239 YT 507 Mimac  US Navy Tug 260 17-Jul-45 Later YTM 770, sold 1985, now Paula S (ON 917105)
240 YT 508 Nootka  US Navy Tug 260 8-Nov-45 Later YTM 771, to Vietnam 1972
241 YT 509 Makah  US Navy Tug 260 30-Aug-45 Later YTM 772, sold 1971 as Glory
242 YT 510 Chilkat  US Navy Tug 260 Mar-46 Later YTM 773, struck 1977, in reserve as TD 66
243 YT 511 Carascan  US Navy Tug 260 Mar-46 Later YTM 774, sold 1972, now Sea Hawk. 
244 YT 512 Hastwiana  US Navy Tug 260 26-Oct-45 Later YTM 775, sold 1975 as Stone Mountain, later SB VII, now Togiak (ON 690344)
245 YT 513 Hiamonee  US Navy Tug 260 Nov-45 Later YTM 776, struck 1986, sold for scrap 2003
246 YT 514 Lelaka  US Navy Tug 260 14-Dec-45 Later YTM 777, struck 1979, sold for scrap
247 YT 515 Oswegatchie  US Navy Tug 260 28-Dec-45 Later YTM 778. to Venezuela 1965 as José Felix Ribas (R 13), later Fernando Gomez (R 11, RP 21), sank 2004
248 YT 516 Pocasset  US Navy Tug 260 14-Jan-46 Later YTM 779, struck 1985
249 YT 517 Pokanoket  US Navy Tug 260 25-Jan-46 Later YTM 780, to Vietnam 1972
    one of above?   Tug 149g 1945 Later Invader, SB VIII, Brass Ring, now SBB VIII (ON 639881)
        Tug 552g 1945 Later Alexandra, Samarcanda, Northern Light, Northern Light V