Willamette Iron & Steel, (WISCO), Portland OR

Most recent update: October 6, 2020.


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 Ft. Delivered Disposition
81233 Wallowa Oregon RR & Nav. Tug 214 112 1889 Later Arthur Foss, Narcissus, Arthur Foss, to USN 1942 as Dohasan (YT 335), Arthur Foss 1946, now museum
  201329 Geo. H. Williams City of Portland Fireboat 194   1904  
  206030 H. B. Kennedy H. B. Kennedy Passenger 499 179 1909 Later Seattle 1923, barge 1946
  Federal Captain Gregory Barnett U.S. Army  Tug/JMP 153   1909 Later Gordon 1918, Mathilda Foss 1936, to USN 1942 as Skenandoa (YT 336), Mathilda Foss 1946, Roxanne, sank 1978
  Federal Captain James Fornance U.S. Army  Tug/JMP 153   1909  
  207593 Oneonta Port of Portland Tug 214 103 1910  
  171424 Willamette Corps of Engineers Dredge 2,100   1913 Later Indiana 1934, to USN 1943 as YM 18, deleted 1955
  Federal Nos. 1-70 Corps of Engineers Pontoon     1922 70 pontoons
  Federal No. 9 Corps of Engineers Anchor Barge   51 1931  
  Federal No. 10 Corps of Engineers Anchor Barge   51 1931  
  Federal No. 11 Corps of Engineers Anchor Barge   51 1931  
  Federal No. 12 Corps of Engineers Anchor Barge   51 1931  
1   Catskill (CM 6) U.S. Navy Minelayer 5,875d 455 30-Jun-44 Reclassified 1943 as AP 106, 1944 as LSV 1, 1956 as MCS 1, scrapped 1971
2   Ozark (CM 7) U.S. Navy Minelayer 5,875d 455 23-Sep-44 Reclassified 1943 as AP 107, 1944 as LSV 2, 1956 as MCS 2, sunk as target 1975
3   Bond (AM 152) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 30-Aug-43 To USSR 1943 as T 593, scrapped 1960
4   Buoyant (AM 153) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 30-Sep-43 To China 1946
5   Candid (AM 154) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 31-Oct-43 To USSR 1943 as T 594, scrapped 1956
6   Capable (AM 155) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 5-Nov-43 To USSR 1943 as T 595, scrapped 1954
7   Captivate (AM 156) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 30-Nov-43 To USSR 1943 as T 596, scrapped 1954
8   Caravan (AM 157) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 21-Jan-44 To USSR 1943 as T 597, scrapped 1954
9   Caution (AM 158) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 10-Feb-44 To USSR 1943 as T 598, scrapped 1954
10   Change (AM 159) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 28-Feb-44 Scrapped 1960
11   Clamor (AM 160) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 14-Mar-44 Scrapped 1959
12   Climax (AM 161) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 24-Mar-44 Scrapped 1959
13   Compel (AM 162) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 8-Apr-44 Scrapped 1960
14   Concise (AM 163) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 25-Apr-44 Scrapped 1959
15   Control (AM 164) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 11-May-44 Scrapped 1959
16   Counsel (AM 165) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 7-May-44 Scrapped 1973
17   PCE 891 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 15-Jun-44 To the Philippines 1948 as Pangasinan (PS 31)
18   PCE 892 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 8-Jul-44 Named Somerset 1956, to Korea 1961 as Ryul Po (PCE 58)
19   PCE 893 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 25-Jul-44 To Cuba 1947 as Siboney (H 101)
20   PCE 894 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 10-Aug-44 Named Farmington 1956, to Burma 1965 as Yan Taing Dong
21   PCE 895 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 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)
22   PCE 896 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 27-Nov-44 To USCG 1964, to Korea 1974
23   PCE 897 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 6-Jan-45 To the Philippines 1948 as Iloilo (PS 32)
24   PCE 898 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 24-Jan-45 To Korea 1974
25   PCE 899 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 17-Mar-45 Named Lamar 1956, to USCG 1964 as Lamar, scrapped 1971
26   PCE 900 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 12-Apr-45 Named Groton 1956, sold for scrap 1960 but converted 1975 to f/v Atlantic Beach (ON 562679),
27   PCE 901 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 30-Oct-44 Reclassified 1944 as Parris Island (AG 72), sold 1948 to Honduran owners
28   PCE 902 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 30-Apr-45 Named Portage 1956, sold for scrap 1973 but converted 1978 to f/v Atlantic Venture (ON 587483),
29   PCE 903 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 16-May-45 Named Batesburg 1956, to Korea 1961 as Sa Chon (PCE 59)
30   PCE 904 U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 31-May-45 Named Gettysburg 1956, scrapped 1960
31   Dunlin (PCE 905) U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 31-May-45 To China 1946 as Yung Wan (AM 51)
32   Gadwell (PCE 906) U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 31-May-45 Later MSF 362, scrapped 1967
33   Gavia (PCE 907) U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 31-May-45 To China 1946 as Yung Chun (AM 52)
34   Graylag(PCE 908) U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 31-May-45 Later MSF 364, scrapped 1967
35   Harlequin (PCE 909) U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 31-May-45 Later MSF 365, to Mexico 1962
36   Harrier (PCE 910) U.S. Navy Patrol Escort 795d 176 31-May-45 Later MSF 366, sold 1964 as Sea Scope
37   Adjutant (PCE 911/AM 351) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185   Cancelled
38   Bittern (PCE 912/AM 352) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185   Cancelled
39   Breakdown (PCE 913/AM 353) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185   Cancelled
40   Cariama (PCE 914/AM 354) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185   Cancelled
41   Chukor (PCE 915/AM 355) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185   Cancelled
42   Creddock (PC 916/AM 356) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 18-Dec-45 Reclassified MSF 356 1955, to Burma 1967 as Yan Gyi Aung (M 42)
43   Dipper (PCE 917/AM 357) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 26-Dec-45 Reclassified MSF 357 1955, scrapped 1961
44   Dotterel (PCE 918/AM 358) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185   Cancelled
45   Drake (PCE 919/AM 359) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185 15-Aug-45 Reclassified YDG 11 1945, ADG 11 1947, named Ampere 1955, sold 1962 to Philippine owners
46   Driver (PCE 920/AM 360) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 650d 185   Cancelled
47   ACV 22 U.S. Navy       Apr-43 Completion of Todd-Tacoma hull
48   ACV 24 U.S. Navy       Apr-43 Completion of Todd-Tacoma hull
49   CVE 32 U.S. Navy       Aug-43 Completion of Todd-Tacoma hull
50   CVE 40 U.S. Navy       Nov-43 Completion of Todd-Tacoma hull
51   CVE 45 U.S. Navy       Jan-44 Completion of Todd-Tacoma hull
52   CVE 50 U.S. Navy       Dec-44 Completion of Todd-Tacoma hull
53   CVE 51 U.S. Navy       Dec-44 Completion of Todd-Tacoma hull
54   CVE 52 U.S. Navy       Jan-44 Completion of Todd-Tacoma hull
55   AKA 54 U.S. Navy       Jul-44 Conversion of C-2 built by Moore DD
56   AKA 56 U.S. Navy       Jul-44 Conversion of C-2 built by Moore DD
57   AKA 57 U.S. Navy       Jul-44 Conversion of C-2 built by Moore DD
58   YFN 743 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 1944  
59   YFN 744 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 1944  
60   YFN 745 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 1944 Disposed of 1946
61   YFN 746 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 1944  
62   YFN 747 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 1944 Disposed of 1946
63   YFN 748 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 1944  
64   YFN 749 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 1944  
65   YFN 750 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 1944 Destroyed by typhoon Louise 9-Oct-45
66   YFN 751 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 700d 260 9-Jan-45 Later YFNB 26, YRBM 20 (known as the Delta Hilton), active
67   APL 41 U.S. Navy Barracks Barge 1,300d 260 24-Mar-45 Known as the Waldorf Astoria, sold, later JMC 44 (ON 1218279), NLD
68   APL 42 U.S. Navy Barracks Barge 1,300d 260 30-Apr-45 Active
69   APL 43 U.S. Navy Barracks Barge 1,300d 260 31-May-45 To Panama 1993
70   APL 44 U.S. Navy Barracks Barge 1,300d 260 1945 Sold, now Yahveh Jireh
71   APL 45 U.S. Navy Barracks Barge 1,300d 260 1-Jul-45 Active
72   APL 46 U.S. Navy Barracks Barge 1,300d 260 1945 Left in Vietnam