In January 1862, the Irish ship YORK wrecked near Bogue Inlet. USS ALBATROSS was patrolling the coast at the time, and discovered the vessel unloading its cargo with help from Confederate troops. Historic sources indicate another vessel was also on shore at the time, leading the commander of USS ALBATROSS to suggest the vessels were wrecked by Confederate sources. Contemporary Confederate accounts indicate there was an interest in salvaging iron from both vessels. The crews were taken and imprisoned at Fort Macon.