Willamette Iron & Steel, (WISCO), Portland OR

Most recent update: June 28, 2014.


Willamette Iron & Steel Corp. was established in 1865 as Willamette Iron Works, a general foundry: the name was changed to Willamette Iron & Steel in 1904.  After WWII, it continued as a repair yard until closing in 1990.  The yard was located at the foot of N.W. 17th Avenue.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com   

Hull #
O.N. Name Owner Type GT Delivered Disposition
  81233 Narcissus   Tug 214 1889 Later Wallowa, Arthur Foss, to USN 1942 as Dohasan (YT 335), Arthur Foss 1946
  201329 Geo. H. Williams   Fireboat 194 1904  
  206030 H. B. Kennedy H. B. Kennedy Passenger 499 1909 Later Seattle 1923, barge 1946
    Captain Gregory Barnett U.S. Army  Tug/JMP 159 1909 Later Gordon 1918, Mathilda Foss 1936, to USN 1942 as Skenandoa (YT 336), Mathilda Foss 1946, Roxanne, sank 1978
    Captain James Fornance U.S. Army  Tug/JMP 164 1909  
  207593 Oneonta   Tug 214 1910  
    Willamette   Dredge 2,100 1913 Later Indiana 1934, to USN 1943 as YM 18, deleted 1955
    YFN 743 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 1944  
    YFN 744 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 1944  
    YFN 745 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 1944 Disposed of 1946
    YFN 746 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 1944  
    YFN 747 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 1944 Disposed of 1946
    YFN 748 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 1944  
    YFN 749 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 1944  
    YFN 750 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 1944 Destroyed by typhoon Louise 9-Oct-45
    YFN 751 U.S. Navy Lighter 260d 9-Jan-45 Later YFNB 26, YRBM 20 (known as the Delta Hilton), active
    Bond (AM 152) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 30-Aug-43 To USSR 1943 as T 593, scrapped 1960
    Buoyant (AM 153) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 30-Sep-43 To China 1946
    Candid (AM 154) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 31-Oct-43 To USSR 1943 as T 594, scrapped 1956
    Capable (AM 155) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 5-Nov-43 To USSR 1943 as T 595, scrapped 1954
    Captivate (AM 156) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 30-Nov-43 To USSR 1943 as T 596, scrapped 1954
    Caravan (AM 157) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 21-Jan-44 To USSR 1943 as T 597, scrapped 1954
    Caution (AM 158) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 10-Feb-44 To USSR 1943 as T 598, scrapped 1954
    Change (AM 159) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 28-Feb-44 Scrapped 1960
    Clamor (AM 160) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 14-Mar-44 Scrapped 1959
    Climax (AM 161) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 24-Mar-44 Scrapped 1959
    Compel (AM 162) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 8-Apr-44 Scrapped 1960
    Concise (AM 163) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 25-Apr-44 Scrapped 1959
    Control (AM 164) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 11-May-44 Scrapped 1959
    Counsel (AM 165) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 7-May-44 Scrapped 1973
    Catskill (AP 106) U.S. Navy Minesweeper   30-Jun-44 Reclassified 1943 as CM 6, 1944 as LSV 1, 1956 as MCS 1, scrapped 1971
    Ozark (AP 107) U.S. Navy Minesweeper   23-Sep-44 Reclassified 1943 as CM 7, 1944 as LSV 2, 1956 as MCS 2, sunk as target 1975
    PCE 891 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 15-Jun-44 To the Philippines 1948 as Pangasinan (PS 31)
    PCE 892 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 8-Jul-44 Named Somerset 1956, to Korea 1961 as Ryul Po (PCE 58)
    PCE 893 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 25-Jul-44 To Cuba 1947 as Siboney (H 101)
    PCE 894 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 10-Aug-44 Named Farmington 1956, to Burma 1965 as Yan Taing Dong
    PCE 895 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 30-Oct-44 Named Crestview 1956, to Vietnam 1961 as Dong Da II (H Q 07), to the Philippines 1975 as Sultan Kudarat (PS 22)
    PCE 896 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 27-Nov-44 To USCG 1964, to Korea 1974
    PCE 897 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 6-Jan-45 To the Philippines 1948 as Iloilo (PS 32)
    PCE 898 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 24-Jan-45 To Korea 1974
    PCE 899 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 17-Mar-45 Named Lamar 1956, to USCG 1964 as Lamar, scrapped 1971
    PCE 900 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 12-Apr-45 Named Groton 1956, scrapped 1960
    PCE 901 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 30-Oct-44 Reclassified 1944 as Parris Island (AG 72), sold 1948 to Honduran owners
    PCE 902 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 30-Apr-45 Named Portage 1956, scrapped 1973
    PCE 903 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 16-May-45 Named Batesburg 1956, to Korea 1961 as Sa Chon (PCE 59)
    PCE 904 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 795d 31-May-45 Named Gettysburg 1956, scrapped 1960
    Adjutant (PCE 911/AM 351) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d   Cancelled
    Bittern (PCE 912/AM 352) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d   Cancelled
    Breakdown (PCE 913/AM 353) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d   Cancelled
    Cariama (PCE 914/AM 354) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d   Cancelled
    Chukor (PCE 915/AM 355) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d   Cancelled
    Creddock (PC 916/AM 356) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 18-Dec-45 Reclassified MSF 356 1955, to Burma 1967 as Yan Gyi Aung (M 42)
    Dipper (PCE 917/AM 357) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 26-Dec-45 Reclassified MSF 357 1955, scrapped 1961
    Dotterel (PCE 918/AM 358) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d   Cancelled
    Drake (PCE 919/AM 359) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 15-Aug-45 Reclassified YDG 11 1945, ADG 11 1947, named Ampere 1955, sold 1962 to Philippine owners
    Driver (PCE 920/AM 360) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d   Cancelled
  1218279 APL 41 U.S. Navy Barracks Bge. 1,300d 24-Mar-45 Known as the Waldorf Astoria, sold, later JMC 44, NLD
    APL 42 U.S. Navy Barracks Bge. 1,300d 30-Apr-45 Active
    APL 43 U.S. Navy Barracks Bge. 1,300d 31-May-45 To Panama 1993
    APL 44 U.S. Navy Barracks Bge. 1,300d 1945 Sold, now Yahveh Jireh
    APL 45 U.S. Navy Barracks Bge. 1,300d 1-Jul-45 Active
  na APL 46 U.S. Navy Barracks Bge. 1,300d 1945 Left in Vietnam
901 562679 Atlantic Beach Omega Protein Fishing 655 1945 NLD
902 587483 Atlantic Venture Omega Protein Fishing 754 1945 NLD