Lord Alexander Arthur Hood (1st Viscount Bridport)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth2.12.1726ODNB
First Known Service19.1.1740/41ODNB
FatherRev. Samuel Hood (d.1777)ODNB
MotherMary HoskinsODNB
WifeMary (Molly) West (d.1786) - Married 21.8.1758HPO
WifeMary Sophia Bray - Married 26.6.1788HPO
BrotherSir Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley) (1724-1816)ODNB
Last Known Service9.11.1805ODNB
Date of Death2.5.1814CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.1.1740/4122.4.1743Romney (50), Captain's ServantODNB
22.4.174312.1744Princess Mary (60), MidshipmanODNB
12.17443.1744/45Royal Sovereign (104), MidshipmanODNB
3.1744/455.1746Exeter (60), MidshipmanODNB
5.17462.12.1746Hawk (8), MidshipmanODNB
2.12.1746 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/178CSORN
10.1748 The Bridgewater (1744) paid off, went on to half payODNB
23.3.1756 Commander ADM 6/18/246CSORN
10.6.1756 Captain ADM 6/18/279CSORN
10.6.17563.10.1756Prince George (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/279ODNB
3.10.175629.11.1756Prince (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/536
Issued by Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton) (1704/5-1781), English Channel
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
ADM 6/18
29.11.17561.6.1757Culloden (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/536
Issued by Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton) (1704/5-1781), English Channel
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
ADM 6/18
5.4.1757 Action of April 5 1757 
1.6.175714.5.1758Saint George (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/536
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
BWAS-1714
5.1.17595.8.1761Minerva (32), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/19ODNB
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
5.8.17612.5.1763Africa (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/338BWAS-1714
14.12.176331.12.1777Katherine (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/555BWAS-1714
27.12.177731.3.1779Robust (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/349BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
1.4.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/22/177CSORN
5.4.178419.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for BridgwaterHPO
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/416CSORN
7.5.1788 Appointed Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
6.4.17903.1796Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI
5.179011.1790London (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BluePMD
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/24/68CSORN
20.12.179025.5.1796Elected a Member of Parliament for BuckinghamHPO
17931795Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelEWIKI
2.17931796Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/200CSORN
6.5.179315.12.1794Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedW009
12.4.1794 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/30CSORN
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
14.11.1794 Created 1st Baron BridportHPO
1.6.1795 Admiral of the White ADM 6/25/178CSORN
23.6.1795 Commanded the English Fleet at the Action of Ile Groix 
28.7.17958.12.1796London (90), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteEWIKI
3.17961.1.1801Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI
13.6.1796 Created 1st Baron Briport [GB]HPO
8.12.1796 Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
10.4.17971799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/26/80ADM 6/26
1800 Appointed 1st Viscount BridportEWIKI
1.1.18012.5.1814Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN


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