George S. Blake

George Smith Blake (March 5, 1802 – June 24, 1871) was a commodore in the United States Navy. He was Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from September 15, 1857 to September 9, 1865. The USC&GS George S. Blake was named in his honor.[1][2]

George S. Blake
Born(1802-03-05)March 5, 1802
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedJune 24, 1871(1871-06-24) (aged 69)
Longwood, Massachusetts, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1818 - 1871
Commands heldSuperintendent of the United States Naval Academy

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1859.[3]


  1. Somerby, Horatio Gates (1881). A Record of the Blakes of Somersetshire: Especially in the Line of William Blake, of Dorchester, Mass., the Emigrant to New England: with One Branch of His Descendants. H.G. Somerby. p. 47.
  2. Tucker, Spencer; White, William (2011). The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 63. ISBN 978-1598843385.
  3. American Antiquarian Society Members Directory

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