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Station bills &c. of the U.S. Ship North Carolina, 1824: Finding Aid

Published in May 2020

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 75
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Station bills &c. of the U.S. Ship North Carolina
  • Dates: 1824
  • Size: 0.19 linear feet
  • Container Summary: 1 volume of 128 leaves
  • Creator: North Carolina (Ship-of-the-line)
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: U.S.S. North Carolina was a United States Navy ship-of-the-line. The Station bills &c. of the U.S. Ship North Carolina were compiled in 1824. The volume, inscribed by Theodorus B. M. Mason to Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers, consists primarily of the bills of the North Carolina during her service as Commodore John Rodgers' flagship in the Mediterranean Squadron.

History of U.S.S. North Carolina (Ship-of-the-line)

The first U.S.S. North Carolina, a ship-of-the-line, was laid down in 1818 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and launched on September 7, 1820. After fitting out at the Norfolk Navy Yard, she was commissioned on June 24, 1824, Master Commandant Charles W. Morgan in command.

From April 29, 1825 until May 18, 1827, North Carolina served in the Mediterranean as flagship for Commodore John Rodgers' squadron, helping to lay the groundwork for the 1830 commercial treaty with Turkey opening ports of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea to American traders.

After a period in ordinary at Norfolk, North Carolina decommissioned on October 30, 1836 to fit out for the Pacific Station. Again flagship of her station, North Carolina reached Callao, Peru, on May 26, 1837. With Chile and Peru at war, and relations between the United States and Mexico strained, North Carolina protected American commerce of the eastern Pacific until March 1839. Constrained from operating in certain waters and entering numerous ports due to her size, North Carolina returned to the New York Navy Yard in June, and served as a receiving ship until placed in ordinary in 1866. She was sold at New York on October 1, 1867.

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Description of Contents

The Station bills &c. of the U.S. Ship North Carolina, comprising 0.19 linear feet of documentation in a single volume of 128 leaves, were compiled in 1824. The volume, inscribed by Theodorus B. M. Mason to Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers, consists primarily of the bills of the North Carolina during her service as Commodore John Rodgers' flagship in the Mediterranean Squadron.

The bills include subsections for quarter bill; fighting bill; watch bill; loosing and furling; mooring and unmooring; making sail getting underway; reefing and hoisting; tacking and veering; mess bill; and gun cleaning. The bills are followed by orders, including orders for certain evolutions of the squadron and internal regulations of the North Carolina signed by Captain Charles W. Morgan. At the end of the volume is a copy of the general orders of the U.S.S. Shark, commanded by Matthew C. Perry.

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Arrangement

The Station bills &c. of the U.S. Ship North Carolina comprise a single volume.

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Access and Use

Access

Patron use restricted to microfilm.

Copyright and Permission

The Station bills &c. of the U.S. Ship North Carolina are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Accessioned on September 1, 1922. Accession No. 59656.

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Related Materials

Location of Copies or Alternate Formats

This collection also available on microfilm.

Related Archival Material

Additional documentation pertaining to U.S.S. North Carolina in this repository can be found in the Samuel Francis Du Pont Naval Papers, 1817-1859, MS 2; and Thomas W. and Robert H. Wyman Naval Papers, 1817-1855, MS 5.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Station bills &c. of the U.S. Ship North Carolina, MS 75

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Selected Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:

"North Carolina I." Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Washington: Naval History and Heritage Command, 2015, https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/n/north-carolina-i.html.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mary R. Catalfamo. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in May 2020.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • North Carolina (Ship-of-the-line)
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858
  • Rodgers, John, 1773-1838
  • Shark (Schooner)
  • United States. Navy -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • United States. Navy -- Regulations
  • United States. Navy. Mediterranean Squadron

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts
  • Orders (military records)
  • Ships' logs
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Station bills &c. of the U.S. Ship North Carolina, 1824

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