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North Carolina

 

(IrcSlp: l. 150'; b. 32'; dph. 14'; dr. 12'; cpl. 150; a. 4 guns; type Richmond)

 

CSS North Carolina was built by Berry & Bros, at Wilmington, N.C., in 1863. She was placed in commission during the latter part of the year with Comdr. W. T. Muse, CSN, in command. Structurally weak and unable to cross the bar, she remained in Cape Fear River until 27 September 1864 when she developed a leak and sank, her hull riddled by teredos, off Smithville, where she had been serving as a guard ship. [cf. Uncle Ben.]