\məkdˈɒnʌf], \məkdˈɒnʌf], \m_ə_k_d_ˈɒ_n_ʌ_f]\
Definitions of MACDONOUGH, THOMAS
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(1783-1825), commodore, served in the Tripoli expedition under Decatur from 1803 to 1804. He gained a celebrated victory over a superior British squadron under Commodore Downie at Plattsburg on Lake Champlain in 1814. The British fleet consisted of sixteen vessels with ninety-five guns and 1000 men, and lost about 200, besides prisoners. The American force consisted of fourteen vessels, carrying eighty-six guns and 850 men, and lost 112 men.
By John Franklin Jameson
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