Photograph showing Melva Lillian Cole (left) and an unidentified woman at a dining table. The woman at left is sitting at the table, looking at Cole, and holding a pot of tea or coffee in one hand and a cup and plate in the other. Cole is standing next to her. Cole, of Fargo, North Dakota, visited Portland from December 12, 1942 to January 8, 1943. She came to Portland to christen a ship, PC 816, a submarine chaser known as Hell Hornet, at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Her husband, Navy serviceman Wilson Burnett Cole, was killed in a German submarine attack off Cape Hatteras in 1942. This photograph may have been taken on December 30, 1942; Melva Cole is wearing the same clothing as in image Nos. 375A0446 and 375A0447, taken just after her arrival. A story about her arrival, published on the front page of the Oregon Journal’s December 30 final edition, reported that Cole had been a breakfast guest of the Portland Federation of Women’s Clubs that day. A story on Page 5, Section 2 of the same edition reported that Cole would also attend the federation’s silver tea on New Year’s Day. Image note: The number 37 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / Hell Hornet / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0443, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.