Charles W. Morgan (naval officer)

For the whaling ship, see Charles W. Morgan (ship).

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 the Constitution during her battle with the HMS Guerriere and also served aboard the 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


  1. WAR of 1812 Eyewitnesses Interred or Memorialized in the Congressional Cemetery (PDF), Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery, 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, retrieved 2013-06-13

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