Blakeley, Johnston, CAPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1814-1814, USS WASP (Sloop/18 guns)
Service Years
1799 - 1814
Line Officer
Captain
Captain

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Home Country
Ireland
Ireland
Year of Birth
1781
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seaford, County Down, Ireland; and Rockrest, SC
Last Address
Lost At Sea (USS Wasp 1814)

Casualty Date
Oct 09, 1814
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Not Specified
Location
North Atlantic Ocean
Conflict
War of 1812
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
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  1814-1814, USS WASP (Sloop/18 guns)

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USS WASP (Sloop/18 guns) Unit Page

Rank
Captain

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Not Specified

Location
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 USS WASP (Sloop/18 guns) Details

USS WASP (Sloop/18 guns)

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS V-Z

Strength
Frigate

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Mar 1, 2019
   
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
In 1814, he made a very successful cruise which in June included the sinking of HMS Reindeer. In September, in a similar action, Blakeley sunk the HMS Avon. Wasp was last heard of 9 October 1814 and is believed to have foundered in a gale. Blakeley received the Thanks of Congress, a gold medal, and posthumous advancement to the rank of Captain for his last cruise.

   
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