Hull Number: DD-150
Launch Date: 09/19/2018
Commissioned Date: 05/08/2019
Decommissioned Date: 07/21/1945
Namesake: JOHNSTON BLAKELEY
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1959)
Johnston Blakeley was born near Seaford, County Down, Ireland, in October 1781. Brought to the United States as a child in 1783, he was appointed a Midshipman in 1800. After service in President during the Quasi-War with France and command of Enterprise early in the War of 1812, Master Commandant Blakeley was appointed to command of the newly built sloop-of-war Wasp. In 1814 he made a very successful cruise which included capture of HMS Reindeer. Wasp was last heard of 9 October 1814 and is believed to have foundered in a gale. Blakeley received the thanks of Congress, a gold medal, and posthumous advancement to Captain for his last cruise. The first ship so named was spelled incorrectly.
Sold 11/15/1945 for $8,777.00 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD. Scrapped.