Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: "Old Navy" Ship Photo Archive

USS North Carolina (I)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Ship of the Line:
  • Laid down in 1818 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Launched, 7 September 1820
  • Fitted out in the Norfolk Navy Yard
  • Master Commandant Charles W. Morgan assigned, 24 June 1824 as North Carolina's first commanding officer
  • North Carolina served in the Mediterranean as flagship for COMO. John Rodgers from 29 April 1825 until 18 May 1827
  • Decommissioned, 30 October 1836, at Norfolk to fit out for the Pacific Station
  • Assigned as flagship on the Pacific Station reaching Callao, Peru, 26 May 1837
  • North Carolina provided protection for American commerce in the eastern Pacific until March 1839
  • Returned to New York Navy Yard in June 1839 to serve as a receiving ship
  • Placed in ordinary in 1866
  • Sold at New York, 1 October 1867
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 2,633 t.
    Length 196'3"
    Beam 53'6"
    Depth 21'6"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 820
    seventy-four guns
    Propulsion sail

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    Pennsylvania 110k Warships of the sailing navy. Chromolithograph by Armstrong & Company, after an 1893 watercolor by Fred S. Cozzens, published in Our Navy -- Its Growth and Achievements, 1897. Ships depicted are from different eras, and are identified by the artist as (from left to right): U.S. Brig (Schooner) Enterprise (1799-1823), firing a salute; U.S. Ship of the Line Pennsylvania (1837-1861); U.S. Ship of the Line North Carolina (1825-1867), mis-labeled by the artist as South Carolina; and U.S. Brig Hornet (1805-1829). The vessel under sail in the far center distance is not identified. Collection of Captain Glenn Howell, USN, 1974.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo #: NH 460-KN (Color)
    Robert Hurst
    Montgomery (III) 158k Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861, pages 456-457, depicting a large number of Navy ships off the New York Navy Yard, early in the Civil War. Vessels shown include (from left to right): USS Montgomery;
    USS Vandalia;
    USS Brandywine;
    USS North Carolina;
    USS Potomac;
    USS Savannah;
    USS R.R. Cuyler;
    USS Mount Vernon;
    USS Roanoke;
    USS Resolute
    and USS Wabash. A rowing launch is underway in the foreground.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59308
    Bill Gonyo
    North Carolina
    367k Hand colored lithograph of the 102 gun ship-of-the-line USS North Carolina, circa 1843 from the Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954. This file was donated to Wikimedia Commons as part of a project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the Image and Data Resources Open Access Policy. Robert Hurst
    North Carolina
    200k Artwork for The North Carolina mazurka arranged for the piano and dedicated to Capt R W Meade commanding USS North Carolina, by Luigi de Perini, 1864. Knapp (engraver); Major (engraver); Pond, William A (publisher). Robert Hurst
    129k U.S. Ships-of-the-Line and Frigates Delaware and North Carolina, Brandywine, and Constellation, between 1835-1860. Oil on canvas painting by James Guy Evans (1838-1860). Image from New-York Historical Society. Robert Hurst
    North Carolina 226k USS North Carolina moored, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C.
    Tommy Trampp
    North Carolina 24k Newspaper article from the Hackettstown Gazette, February 4, 1864, reports arrival of Confederate prisoners for internment aboard USS North Carolina. The ship was serving as Receiving Ship at Brooklyn Navy Yard during the Civil War. Jan Williams
    Cultural and Historic Resources Specialist
    County of Morris
    Office of Planning & Preservation
    North Carolina 121k Navy discharge paper for Seaman Charles Shields issued at New York Navy Yard by Receiving Ship USS North Carolina, 24 August 1858. Tommy Trampp

    USS North Carolina (I)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Old Navy" Steam and Sail Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created by Gary P. Priolo and maintained by Michael Junge
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 22 November 2023