\blˈe͡ɪklɪ], \blˈeɪklɪ], \b_l_ˈeɪ_k_l_ɪ]\
Definitions of BLAKELEY, JOHNSTON
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(1781-1814), of North Carolina, naval officer, was made master-commander in 1813 and appointed to the new sloop "Wasp,"with which, in 1814, he captured the "Reindeer,"after a severe action of nineteen minutes, for which Congress voted him a gold medal. After capturing several more vessels, the "Wasp" foundered at sea with all on board.
By John Franklin Jameson