A photograph depicting a large vessel in port at Morehead City was discovered in the Carteret County Historical Society Archives. The vessel was identified as TAMPA class United States Coast Guard Cutter MODOC (WPG-46). Built in 1921 and kept in the port of Wilmington, MODOC served as a gunboat during World War II, on patrol in the Atlantic. On 24 May, 1941, MODOC witnessed the British attack the German battleship BISMARCK. MODOC continued to serve through the war and was decommissioned in 1947.