- J. K. Laughton
- , revised by Andrew Lambert
Blakely, Johnston (1781–1814), naval officer in the United States service, was born in Dublin in October 1781. When he was an infant, his parents emigrated to North Carolina. In 1800 he entered the United States Navy and, when the Anglo-American War broke out in 1812, had attained the rank of master commandant. Commanding the ...