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11757
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Blakely, a naval officer and hero of the War of 1812, was a native of Ireland. At the age of two, his parents brought him to Wilmington. He attended the University of North Carolina then sought a career in the U.S. Navy. He became midshipmen in 1800 and later commanded the WASP during the war. Blakely, his crew and ship were last seen October 19, 1814. Nothing is known of them from that date.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 2 Issue 14, Sept 1934, p3, por
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14789
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Johnson Blakely is considered a lively historic character, though not native to North Carolina, who quickly gained notoriety in the state. Blakely moved from Ireland to Wilmington in 1781 as a boy and when old enough attended University of North Carolina. He gained a reputation for fearlessness at the University which carried through to his naval career. In 1799 he joined the Navy and served as a midshipman for 12 years. Promoted to lieutenant, he captained the brig Enterprise and then the brig Wasp. His career ended aboard the Wasp when the ship went missing; last seen on October 19, 1814.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 4, June 1943, p6, por
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21994
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A look at the life of War of 1812 naval hero Captain Johnston Blakely, and his mysterious disappearance aboard his vessel the WASP and the annuity paid to his widow and daughter Maria Udney Blakely.
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16064
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Johnston Blakely was born in Ireland in 1781 but was brought to America less than two years later. He was raised in Wilmington, went to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and joined the United States Navy in 1800. He commanded several vessels in the Mediterranean, fighting a war to save American shipping against Barbary pirates. He disappeared in 1814 and the state, in a show of gratitude, adopted his daughter, Udney Maria.
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