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Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR

Most recent update: June 12, 2012.


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 # Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type Navy Type Pennant # Disp. Tons Delivery Disposition
    Western Tptn            
  Rhododendron US Coast Guard Tender WAGL 267 140 12-Apr-35 Sold 1959 as Can-Do or Kandu, sank 1966
  Viola Willamette Paper Tug       1936  
      Tug     25g 1936 Later Constance J, now Diane
23 Keith   Tug     165g 1939 Later Yakima, Keith G, now Yakima
  Catalpa US Navy Net Layer YN 5 560 20-Jun-41 Later AN 10, decommissioned 1955
  Chestnut US Navy Net Layer YN 6 560 25-Jul-41 Later AN 11, decommissioned 1946
  Cinchona US Navy Net Layer YN 7 560 15-Aug-41 Later AN 12, decommissioned 1946, scrapped 1976
  Cottonwood US Navy Net Layer YN 8 560 5-Sep-41 Later Buckeye (AN 13), decommissioned 1946, salvage training hulk 1976
  Adroit US Navy Minesweeper AM 82 1,250 28-Jul-42 Later PC 1586, struck 1946
  Advent US Navy Minesweeper AM 83 1,250 19-Aug-42 Later PC 1587, struck 1946
  Annoy US Navy Minesweeper AM 84 1,250 2-Sep-42 Later PC 1588, struck 1946
  Conflict US Navy Minesweeper AM 85 1,250 7-Sep-42 Later PC 1589, struck 1946
  Constant US Navy Minesweeper AM 86 1,250 21-Sep-42 Later PC 1590, struck 1954, sunk as target
  Daring US Navy Minesweeper AM 87 1,250 10-Oct-42 Later PC 1591, struck 1946
  Dash US Navy Minesweeper AM 88 1,250 27-Oct-42 Later PC 1592, struck 1946
  Tawasa US Navy Tug AT 92 1,240 17-Jul-43 Reclassified ATF, struck 1976, scrapped 1978
  Tekesta US Navy Tug AT 93 1,240 16-Aug-43 Reclassified ATF, to Chile 1992 as Yelcho (AGS 64), sunk 1999
  Yuma US Navy Tug AT 94 1,240 31-Aug-43 Reclassified ATF, to Pakistan 1959 as Madadgar (A 42/234), struck 1995
  Zuni US Navy Tug AT 95 1,240 9-Oct-43 Reclassified ATF, to USCG as Tamaroa (WATF 166), memorial in Norfolk VA
    US Navy Sub Chaser PC 596 463 23-Jan-43 Scrapped 1946
    US Navy Sub Chaser PC 597 463 15-Feb-43 Named Kerrville 1956, scrapped 1957
    US Navy Sub Chaser PC 598 463 5-Mar-43 Reclassified PCC, sold to Foss 1948
    US Navy Sub Chaser PC 599 463 15-May-43 Sold 1948
49   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 776 463 28-Mar-43 Named Pikeville 1956, scrapped 1960
50   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 777 463 5-Apr-43 Named Waynesburg 1956, scrapped 1959
51   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 778 463 30-Apr-43 Named Gallipolis 1956, scrapped 1959
52   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 779 463 31-May-43 Named Mechanicsburg 1956, scrapped 1959
53   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 780 463 10-Jun-43 Named Maynard 1956, scrapped 1959
54   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 781 463 9-Jul-43 Named Metuchen 1956, scrapped 1959
55   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 782 463 19-Jul-43 Named Glenolden 1956, scrapped 1959
56   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 783 463 14-Aug-43 Sold 1948
57   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 784 463 17-Aug-43 Sold 1948
58   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 785 463 9-Oct-43 Named Frostburg 1956
59   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 786 463 30-Oct-43 To Taiwan 1954 as PC 108, stricken 1969
60   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 787 463 13-Nov-43 To Indonesia 1960 as Alu Alu
61   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 788 463 15-Feb-44 Sold 1948
62   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 789 463 6-Mar-44 Sold 1948
63   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 790 463 22-Mar-44 To Cuba 1956 as Baire (PE 203), lost in revolution
64   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 791 463 28-Mar-44 Sold 1948
65   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 792 463 10-Apr-44 Sold 1948
66   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 793 463 10-May-44 Sold 1948
67   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 794 463 25-May-44 To Mexico 1948 as GC 34.
68   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 795 463 10-Jun-44 Sold 1948
69   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 796 463 19-Jun-44 To France 1949 as Phnom Penh (PT 2), sold 1956 
70   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 797 463 5-Jul-44 To France 1950 as Hue (PT 1, P 627?)
71   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 798 463 19-Jul-44 To France 1949 as Luang Prabang (PT 3, P 628?), sold 1955
72   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 799 463 3-Aug-44 To Korea 1950 as Kum Kang Sang (PC 702), stricken 1960
73   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 800 463 23-Sep-44 Sold 1948
74   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 801 463 20-Dec-44 Sold 1948
75   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 802 463 6-Jan-45 Reclassified PCC, to Korea 1950 as Sam Kak San (PC 703), stricken 1960
76   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 803 463 23-Jan-45 Reclassified PCC
77   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 804 463 6-Feb-45 Reclassified PCC, sold 1948 as Submarex to Global Marine, scrapped 1966
78   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 805 463 20-Nov-44 Later PGM 10 1944, to the Philippines
79   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 806 463 13-Dec-44 Later PGM 11 1944, to the Philippines
80   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 807 463 20-Feb-45 Sold 1948
81   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 808 463 7-Mar-45 Named Ripley 1956, scrapped 1959
82   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 809 463 20-Mar-45 To Portugal 1948 as Sal (P 584)., stricken 1960s

83

  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 810 463 3-Apr-45 To Korea 1950 as Chiri San (PC 704), sunk by a mine 1951
84   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 811 463 17-Apr-45 To Portugal 1948 as Madeira (P 582), stricken 1960s
85   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 812 463 4-May-45 To Portugal 1948 as Flores (P 581), later Príncipe, stricken 1960s
86   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 813 463 19-May-45 To Mexico 1948 as GC 33
87   US Navy Sub Chaser PC 814 463 5-Jun-45 Destroyed by typhoon Louise 9-Oct-45
  one of above?         478g 1943 Later cargo vessel Yuan Chun, existence in doubt 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 725   Dec-43 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 726   Dec-43 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 727   Jan-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 728   Jan-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 729   Jan-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 730   Jan-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)  731   Jan-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 732   Feb-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 733   Feb-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 734   Feb-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No.8 (Q-61), stricken 1949 for spares
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 735   Feb-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 736   Feb-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 737   Feb-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No.11 (Q-64), hulked 1957
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 738   Mar-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 739   Mar-44 To Thailand 1946 as Sattakut (LCI 742), stricken 2008
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 740   Mar-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 741   Mar-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 742   Mar-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 743   Mar-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 744   Mar-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 745   Mar-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 746   Apr-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No.6 (Q-59), stricken 1958
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 747   Apr-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 748   Apr-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No.7 (Q-60), stricken 1962
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 749   Apr-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 750   Apr-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No.5 (Q-58), stricken 1969
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 751   Apr-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 752   Apr-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(G) 753   Apr-44 To Argentina 1948 as BDI No.12 (Q-65), stricken 1961
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 754   May-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 755   May-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 756   May-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 757   May-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 758 325g May-44 Struck 1946, later Normandy Two, Normandy, now Circle Line X
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 759   May-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/ (G)/(M) 760   May-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 761   May-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 762   Jun-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 763   Jun-44 CTL 1945
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 764   Jun-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 765   Jun-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 766 280g Jun-44 Struck 1946, later Knickerbocker VII, Day Line VII, Circle Line IX, clubhouse and breakwater at Ossining NY 1970
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 767   Jun-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/LSIL 768   Jun-44 To France 1953 as L 9037, returned 1956, to Iran 1957 as Hengam, stricken 1970s
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 769   Jul-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 770   Jul-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 771   Jul-44 CTL 1945
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/(R) 772   Jul-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 773   Jul-44 To US Army 1947
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 774   Jul-44 Sunk as target 1956
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L)/LC(FF) 775   Jul-44 Sunk as target 1956
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 776  327g Aug-44 Later Cotinga (AMCU 22), sold 1960, later survey ship Baranof, Chita, Menia, scrapped 1984
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 777   Aug-44 Later Dunlin (AMCU 23), sunk as target 1958
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 778   Aug-44 Sunk as target 1956
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 779   Aug-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 780   Aug-44 Struck 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 781   Aug-44 Cancelled
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 845-865     Cancelled
    US Navy Landing Craft LCI(L) 929-942     Cancelled
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 26   26-Aug-44 Sunk at Mariveles 1945
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 27   31-Aug-44 To Japan 1953 as Azami, returned 1976
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 28   8-Sep-44 To France 1950 as Pertuisane (LSSL 5/9025), to Taiwan 1954 for spares, scrapped 1958
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 29   12-Sep-44 Scrapped 1951
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 30   16-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 31   20-Sep-44 Aground, then scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 32   23-Sep-44 Scrapped 1950 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 33   27-Sep-44 Sunk at Okinawa 1945
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 34   30-Sep-44 To Italy 1951 as Alano (L 9851), scrapped 1983
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 35   3-Oct-44 To France 1953 as Etendard (LSSL 9028), returned 1957, to Greece 1957 as Plotarkhos Vlachavas (P 95), discarded 1976
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 36   4-Oct-44 Scrapped 1951 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 37   10-Oct-44 Damaged at Okinawa 1945 and destroyed 1946
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 38   13-Oct-44 To Italy 1951 as Bracco (L 9852), scrapped 1983
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 39   16-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 40   20-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 41  250g 24-Oct-44 Sold 1947, later fishing vessel Kayak, existence in doubt 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 42   26-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 43   30-Oct-44 Scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 44   2-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 45   6-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 46   9-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L) 47   13-Nov-44 Scrapped 1947 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 79   20-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Rindo, returned 1976
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 80   21-Nov-44 To France 1950 as Rapiere (LSSL 6/9026), returned 1955, to Japan 1956 as Nadeshiko, returned 1963
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 81   24-Nov-44 To Ryukyu 1952, to Taiwan 1954 as Lien Chih (LSSL 274), struck 1971
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 82   27-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Yamagiku, returned 1971
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 83   30-Nov-44 To Japan 1953 as Hinagiku, returned 1959
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 84   4-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Sawagiku, returned 1959
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 85   9-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Tsuta, returned 1959
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 86   14-Dec-44 To Korea 1952 as Yong Il Man, decommissioned 1962
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 87   18-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Hamagiku, struck 1967, to the Philippines 1975 for parts
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 88   22-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Ajisai, returned 1964, to the Philippines 1975, not commissioned
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 89   27-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Hasu, returned 1959
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 90   30-Dec-44 To Japan 1953 as Shida, returned 1959
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 91   4-Jan-45 To Korea 1952 as Kang Hwa Man (LSSL 108), decommissioned 1960
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 92   8-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 93   13-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 94   16-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Suiren, returned 1969
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 95   20-Jan-45 To Ryukyu 1952, to Taiwan 1954 as Lien Jen (LSSL 273), scrapped 1971
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 96   24-Jan-45 To Japan 1953 as Shobu, returned 1965, to Vietnam 1965 as Nguyen Ngoc Long (HQ 230), to the Philippines 1975 as Sulu, decommissioned 1983
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 97   29-Jan-45 Scrapped 1951 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 98   2-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Aoi, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 99   5-Feb-45 Scrapped 1950 
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 100   9-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Akane, returned 1958, sunk as target 1958
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 101   13-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Tsutsuji, returned 1965, to Vietnam 1965 as Luu Phu Tho (HQ 229), to the Philippines 1975 for spares
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 102   17-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Himawari, returned 1966, to Thailand 1966 as Nakha (LSSL 751), returned to U.S. 2007, to Mare Island as memorial
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 103   24-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Yaguruma, returned 1958
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 104   28-Feb-45 To Japan 1953 as Ran, returned 1959
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 105   5-Mar-45 To Ryukyu 1952, to France 1953 as Framee (L 9024), to Vietnam 1957 as No Than (HQ 225), renamed Nguyen Van Tru 1970, sunk 1970
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 106   9-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Isogiku, returned 1975
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 107   13-Mar-45 To Japan 1953 as Yuri, returned 1958
    US Navy Landing Craft LCS(L)/LSSL 108   22-Mar-45 Scrapped 1951 
  Cohoes US Navy Net Layer YN 97 775 23-Mar-45 Later AN 78, sold 1973 as landing craft Glacier, active
  Etlah US Navy Net Layer YN 98 775 16-Apr-45 Later AN 79, to Dom. Rep. 1976 as Cambiaso (P 207), hulked 1994
  Suncock US Navy Net Layer YN 99 775 5-May-45 Later AN 80, to Bureau of Mines 1962 as Grass Valley, returned 1968, scrapped 1971
  Manayunk  US Navy Net Layer YN 100 775 25-May-45 Later AN 81, struck 1962, sold as fishing vessel Heron 1973
  Marietta US Navy Net Layer YN 101 775 22-Jun-45 Later AN 82, to Venezuela 1962 as Puerto Santo (H 03), discarded
  Nahant US Navy Net Layer YN 102 775 24-Aug-45 Later AN 83, to Uruguay 1968 as Rou-Huracan (BT 30), discarded
    US Navy Net Layer YN 103-108 775   Cancelled
137 one of above?         288g 1944 Later cargo vessel Cresta Blanca. 1998 existence in doubt
  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. Existence in doubt 1998
  ?   Freight Barge     96g 1944 Now Maren I.
238 Hombro  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 506 260 7-Jul-45 Later YTM 769, to Vietnam 1972
239 Mimac  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 507 260 17-Jul-45 Later YTM 770, sold 1985, now Paula S.
240 Nootka  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 508 260 8-Nov-45 Later YTM 771, to Vietnam 1972
241 Makah  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 509 260 30-Aug-45 Later YTM 772, sold 1971 as Glory
242 Chilkat  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 510 260 Mar-46 Later YTM 773, struck 1977, in reserve as TD 66
243 Carascan  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 511 260 Mar-46 Later YTM 774, sold 1972, now Sea Hawk. 
244 Hastwiana  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 512 260 26-Oct-45 Later YTM 775, sold 1975 as Stone Mountain, later SB VII., now Togiak 
245 Hiamonee  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 513 260 Nov-45 Later YTM 776, struck 1986, sold for scrap 2003
246 Lelaka  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 514 260 14-Dec-45 Later YTM 777, struck 1979, sold for scrap
247 Oswegatchie  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 515 260 28-Dec-45 Later YTM 778. to Venezuela 1965 as José Felix Ribas (R 13), then Fernando Gomez (R 11, RP 21), sank 2004
248 Pocasset  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 516 260 14-Jan-46 Later YTM 779, struck 1985
249 Pokanoket  US Navy Tug YT/YTB 517 260 25-Jan-46 Later YTM 780, to Vietnam 1972
  one of above?   Tug     149g 1945 Later Invader, SB VIII, Brass Ring, now SBB VIII
      Tug     552g 1945 Later Alexandra, Samarcanda, Northern Light, Northern Light V.