Keel to Commission: 14 Days

Son Edgar Kaiser—who runs his father's three shipyards at Portland, Ore.—last week slapped down another of his father's yards. Month ago Henry Kaiser's Richmond No. 2 on San Francisco Bay broke Son Edgar's previous records by completing a 10,500-ton Liberty ship in 29 days—a world's record.

Last week, just ten days after its keel was laid, Anna Roosevelt Boettiger smashed a bottle of California champagne on the nose of the Joseph N. Teal (named after an Oregon industrial pioneer), sent it down the ways 87% complete, with steam in its boilers. Three days, 23 hours, 30 minutes later the Joe...

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