Item 375A0443 - Melva Lillian Cole at ship-launching ceremony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

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375A0443

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Melva Lillian Cole at ship-launching ceremony, Albina Engine & Machine Works, Portland

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  • 1943-01-08 (Creation)

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Photograph; safety film; 3.125 x 4.125 in

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(1902-1982)

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Photograph showing Melva Lillian Cole standing in front of a ship during a launching ceremony at the Albina Engine & Machine Works shipyard in Portland on Friday, January 8, 1943. Cole christened the ship, a submarine chaser known as Hell Hornet. She is smiling and is holding a bouquet and a bottle wrapped in ribbon. The Oregon Journal published a story about the launching and a related photograph, image No. 375A0441, on Page 10 of its final edition on January 9, 1943. The story, headlined “Wife of Hero Launches Subchaser,” reported that Cole was the widow of a U. S. Navy serviceman, Wilson Burnett Cole, who had been killed in an attack by a German submarine off Cape Hatteras in June 1942. Image note: The number 24 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The text “Albina shipbuilding / Launching / 1/8/43” is written on the negative sleeve. Also see image Nos. 375A0434, 375A0435, 375A0436, 375A0437, 375A0438, 375A0439, 375A0440, 375A0441, 375A0442, 375A0444, 375A0445, 375A0446, 375A0447, 375A0448, 375A0449, 375A0450, and 375A0451.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 375; 375A0443

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c9826ea2-5111-4f46-8f20-3cdfd7ca32d6-375A0443.jpg

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