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Blake, Homer Crane, 1822- Naval officer; born in Cleveland, O., Feb. 1, 1822; entered the navy as a midshipman in 1840; was promoted lieutenant-commander in 1862, and in 1863, while in command of the Hatteras, off Galveston, Tex., was ordered to chase a suspicious vessel, which proved to be the Confederate cruiser Alabama. the Hatteras was no match for the cruiser, and Blake was obliged to surrender. Within ten minutes of his surrender the Hatteras went down. He died Jan. 21, 1880. Blake, Homer Crane, 1822- Naval officer; born in Cleveland, O., Feb. 1, 1822; entered the navy as a midshipman in 1840; was promoted lieutenant-commander in 1862, and in 1863, while in command of the Hatteras, off Galveston, Tex., was ordered to chase a suspicious vessel, which proved to be the Confederate cruiser Alabama. the Hatteras was no match for the cruiser, and Blake was obliged to surrender. Within ten minutes of his surrender the Hatteras went down. He died Jan. 21, 1880.