†† Lt. Patrick McCarrick of Norfolk,
Virginia, commanded the CSS Sea Bird during the battles of Roanoke Island
(7-8 Feb 1862) and Elizabeth City (10 Feb 1862). Born in Ireland, he was appointed acting master on
August 25, 1861. McCarrick commanded the CSS Winslow during 1861. He was
captured after the USS Commodore Perry rammed and sank the CSS Sea Bird during the battle of Elizabeth City.
† After he was paroled (12
Feb 1862) and
exchanged (September, 1862), McCarrick served on the Mississippi River defenses where he commanded the steamer
Charm in 1863, He participated in the Johnsonís Island Expedition in 1863 as well. He served
on the CSS North Carolina at Wilmington Station in 1864 and served on special
duty 1864-1865 at that station.