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USS Moray - Battle Emblem

Original Artwork of the USS Moray Battle Emblem
Artist: Phyllis Kholer Longley
November 4, 1944



Phyllis Kholer Longley
(photo circa)1944
Died May 11, 2005


Later Mrs. Longley worked as a Commercial Artist.


More of Mrs. Longley's
WWII art
(Newspaper article from unknown source probably in southern New Jersey late 1944 or early 1945. The misspelling of Mrs. Longley's name is as originally published.)

Sub's Emblem
Designed By
Nearby Woman

...Mrs. Harold A. Langley of Wil-
low Grove has had a design which
she drew, accepted by the skipper
and crew of the submarine Moray,
as their battle emblem. It will be
inscribed on the jackets of the
men and also on their flag.

...The Moray is being commis-
sioned in the near future at the
Cramp Ship Yard. Mrs. Langley's
brother, Harry F. Kholer, E.M. 1/c
is a member of the crew. The em-
blem sketched by Mrs. Langley
depicts a vicious looking moray
(an eel), coiled about a speeding
torpedo. Mrs. Langley is the for-
mer Phyllis Kholer.


Letter to Mrs. Longley



U. S. S. MORAY ( SS300 )
SUBMARINE MAINTENANCE ACT.
CRAMP SHIPBUILDING COMPANY
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Mrs. Phyllis K. Longley
Willow Grove
Newfield, New Jersey

Dear Mrs. Longley,

.............................As prospective Commanding Officer
of the U. S. S. Moray, and in behalf of the Officer's[sic]
and crew ordered to the Moray, I wish to take this
opportunity to thank you for giving to us the ship's
battle design.

.............................The design has been whole-heartedly
accepted by all hands. Thanks to your patience and
efforts, all the members of the[sic] now have a beautifully
painted copy of this drawing.

.............................We intend that on carrying this to
sea, we will uphold the fighting characteristics of
the fish for which the ship is named, and which are
so vividly and realistically set out in your drawing.

................................................Sincerely yours,
................................................ ( signed )
................................................F. L. BARROWS,
................................................Comdr., USN.


This site is maintained by Harry Kholer, son of
Harry F Kholer, EM1c, Plankowner USS Moray SS-300.

Dad spoke often and well of the Moray.
This site is dedicated to him and to the crew.

Any corrections or additions may be submited to harry@earth2.net