WASP (NO. 2)
\wˈɒsp nˈə͡ʊ], \wˈɒsp nˈəʊ], \w_ˈɒ_s_p__ n_ˈəʊ]\
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Eighteen guns, Captain Blakeley. In the British Channel he harassed British merchant-ships, and on June 28, 1814, fought with the " Reindeer." Both vessels were badly damaged, but finally the " Reindeer " was boarded and captured, losing twenty-five killed and forty two wounded. The Americans lost twenty-seven in all. On September 1 it conquered the " Avon," eighteen guns, but was driven off by the arrival of several warships. September 21, near the Azores, it captured and sent home a valuable prize, the " Atlanta." On October 9 the "Wasp" was spoken by a Swedish bark, but was never heard of afterward.
By John Franklin Jameson