Commodore Levy

Rob Almeida
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September 28, 2011

Commodore Levy naval flogging

Painting of Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy (1792-1862)
Oil on canvas
Artist unknown
USNA Museum Collection

Commodore Levy was one of the principal officers resonsible for ending the practice of flogging enlisted sailors. The Navy’s first Jewish commodore, Levy promoted justice and human rights throughout his career.


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