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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
Brother
Sir Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
ODNB
Last Known Service9.11.1805ODNB
Date of Death2.5.1814CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
19.1.1740/4122.4.1743
Romney (50) 1726-1757
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
22.4.174312.1744
Princess Mary (60) 1742-1766
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
12.17443.1744/45
Royal Sovereign (104) 1729-1768
British 104 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
3.1744/455.1746
Exeter (60) 1744-1763
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
5.17461.12.1746
Hawk (8) 1741-1747
British 8 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
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
10.6.17563.10.1756
Prince George (80) 1755-1758
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/279
ODNB
3.10.175629.11.1756
Prince (90) 1750-1775
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/536
Issued by
Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel
Confirmed 6.9.1758
ADM 6/18
29.11.17561.6.1757
Culloden (74) 1747-1770
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/536
Issued by
Lord Edward Hawke (1st Baron Hawke of Towton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
, English Channel
Confirmed 6.9.1758
ADM 6/18
5.4.1757 Action of April 5 1757 
1.6.175714.5.1758
Saint George (90) 1740-1774
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/536
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 6.9.1758
BWAS-1714
5.1.17595.8.1761
Minerva (32) 1759-1778
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/19
ODNB
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
5.8.17612.5.1763
Africa (64) 1761-1774
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/338
BWAS-1714
14.12.176331.12.1777
Katherine (8) 1721-1801
British 8 Gun
Unrated Yacht
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/555
BWAS-1714
27.12.177730.3.1779
Robust (74) 1764-1817
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/349
BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
1.4.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104
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 BritainE-WIKI
5.179011.1790
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/53
PMD
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 ChannelE-WIKI
2.17935.5.1793
Royal George (100) 1788-1822
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/200CSORN
6.5.179315.12.1794
Victory (100) 1765-2019
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 107/3/53
W009
12.4.1794 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/30CSORN
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 
28.7.17958.12.1796
London (90) 1766-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White
E-WIKI
3.17961.1.1801Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great BritainE-WIKI
13.6.1796 Created 1st Baron Briport [GB]HPO
8.12.1796 
Royal George (100) 1788-1822
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 6/26/53
BWAS-1714
10.4.17971799Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English Channel ADM 6/26/80ADM 6/26
1800 Appointed 1st Viscount BridportE-WIKI
1.1.18012.5.1814Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomE-WIKI
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN


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