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|67k||Uriah Phillips Levy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 22 April 1792. After several years as a shipowner and civilian mariner, he became a U.S. Navy officer in October 1812. He was a prisoner of war during the latter part of the War of 1812, but his career thereafter was active and fruitful. During the 1850s, he was an important figure in abolishing flogging as a Navy punishment. Levy commanded USS Vandalia in 1838-39, USS Macedonian in 1858 and was Flag Officer of the Mediterranean Squadron in 1860. He is also noted for his ownership and preservation of Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello. Commodore Levy died in New York City on 22 March 1862.
USS Levy (DE 162) (1943-1947) was the first ship named in his honor.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 48113 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
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|79k||undated wartime photo: Levy underway in the Pacific. (U.S. National Archives Photo from the book "Anti-submarine Warfare: An Illustrated History"" by David Owen)||Robert Hurst|
|79k||18 June 1974: the Dep't of Defense Bid List for the scrapping of ex-DE's 162, 180, 181, 1015, 1021, and 1022 (Levy, Trumpeter, Straub, Hammerberg, Courtney, and Lester).||Ed Zajkowski
|Levy's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 13 May 1943 - 13 Jul. 1943||Cdr. Frank S. Schmidt (comm.)|
|2.) 13 Jul. 1943 - 04 Feb. 1944||Lt. Mathew Vaughan Carson, Jr., USNR|
|3.) 04 Feb. 1944 - 16 May 1944||Lt. Benjamin H. Hallowell, USNR|
|4.) 16 May 1944 - 01 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. William G. Clarenbach, USNR|
|5.) 01 Nov. 1945 - 30 Nov. 1945||Lt. Joseph B. Chomel, USNR|
|6.) 01 Aug. 1946 - 01 Jan. 1947||Lt. John Joseph Darcy|
|7.) 01 Feb. 1947 - 17 Mar. 1947||Lcdr. Charlie Cecil Griffen (decomm.)|
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