Charles W. Morgan (naval officer)

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Commodore Charles W. Morgan (1790 - January 5, 1853) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812.[1]


Born in Virginia, Morgan served during the War of 1812 as a lieutenant on Constitution during her battle with HMS Guerriere and also served aboard Franklin.

He was promoted to captain in 1831 and commanded 74-gun ship of the line North Carolina. He also served as the commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron.

Morgan died in Washington, D.C. in 1853. He was survived by his wife, Julia.

He should not be confused with Charles Waln Morgan (1796–1861), the original owner of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, which is preserved by Mystic Seaport in Stonington, Connecticut.[2]

Dates of rank[edit]

  • Midshipman - 1 January 1808
  • Lieutenant - 3 March 1813
  • Master Commandant - 15 April 1820
  • Captain - 21 February 1831


  1. ^ WAR of 1812 — Eyewitnesses Interred or Memorialized in the Congressional Cemetery (PDF), Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery, archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-07, retrieved 2009-04-02
  2. ^ Charles W. Morgan - Coope, Virginia T. Log of Mystic Seaport, Vol. 32, no. 4.(Winter, 1981): 121-128., Mystic Seaport, archived from the original on 2011-08-11, retrieved 2013-06-13

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