Photographs of the launching of the U.S.S. Alazon Bay, 1943 April 5  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
Photographs of the launching of the U.S.S. Alazon Bay
Dates
1943 April 5 (inclusive)
Quantity
36  :  photographs.
Collection Number
Org. Lot 1059
Summary
Photographs of the launching of the escort carrier CVE-55 USS Alazon Bay (later the U.S.S. Casablanca), at Kaiser shipyards, Vancouver, Washington.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Languages
English
Sponsor
Conversion of this record was made possible by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, an agency of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.


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Photographs of the launching of the escort carrier CVE-55 USS Alazon Bay (later the U.S.S. Casablanca), at Kaiser shipyards, Vancouver, Washington. Includes images of Eleanor Roosevelt at festivities and christening the ship, Henry Kaiser, and Josephine Hilda Schmid Coffin, governess to the Kaiser family.

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Custodial History

Photographs were collected by Josephine Hilda Schmid Coffin.

Acquisition Information

Acquired June 2011, Library Accession 27363.


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Subject Terms

  • Shipbuilding -- Washington (State) -- Vancouver -- Photographs.
  • Shipyards -- Washington (State) -- Vancouver -- Photographs.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Washington (State) -- Vancouver -- Photographs.

Corporate Names

  • Casablanca (Aircraft carrier) -- Photographs.
  • Henry J. Kaiser Company -- Photographs.
  • Kaiser Company, Inc. (Vancouver, Wash.) -- Photographs.

Family Names

  • Alazon Bay (Aircraft carrier) -- Photographs.
  • Kaiser, Henry J., -- 1882-1967 -- Photographs.
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, -- 1884-1962 -- Photographs.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs. -- aat