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
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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  Congressional Gold Medal
   
Date
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Last Updated:
Oct 9, 2011
   
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Description: Johnston Blakeley (October 1781 - October 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812. After service in President during the Quasi-War with France and command of Enterprise early in the War of 1812, Master Commandant Blakeley was appointed to command of the newly built sloop-of-war Wasp. In 1814, he made a very successful cruise which included the capture of HMS Reindeer. Wasp was last heard of 9 October 1814 and is believed to have foundered in a gale. Blakeley received the thanks of Thanks of Congress, a gold medal, and posthumous advancement to Captain for his last cruise.

   
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Blakeley Gold Medal
Blakeley Gold Medal
Captain Johnston Blakeley
Marker, Johnston Blakeley's hometown

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