Lord Alexander Arthur Hood (1st Viscount Bridport)

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)
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)
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
ADM 6/18
5.4.1757 Action of 5th April 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
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
8.17814.1782Barfleur (98), Captain and Commanding OfficerODNB
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
19.4.1782 Battle of the Mona Passage 
5.4.178419.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for BridgwaterHPO
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
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-AdmiralPMD
21.9.1790 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
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 RedCSORN
6.5.179315.12.1794Victory (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the RedW009
12.4.1794 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.6.1794 Glorious 1st of June 
14.11.1794 Created 1st Baron BridportHPO
1.6.1795 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
23.6.1795 Commanded the English Fleet at the Action of Ile Groix 
17961797London (90), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralEWIKI
3.17961.1.1801Appointed Vice-Admiral of Great BritainEWIKI
13.6.1796 Created 1st Baron Briport [GB]HPO
1797 Royal George (100), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
1799 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — English ChannelTRN4
1800 Appointed 1st Viscount BridportEWIKI
1.1.18012.5.1814Appointed Vice-Admiral of the United KingdomEWIKI
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
W009HMS VictoryUnknownWeb Site
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book

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