Painting of Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy (1792-1862)
Oil on canvas
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.
Sign up for our newsletter
Be the First
Join the 83,675 members that receive our newsletter.
Have a news tip? Let us know.