Sir Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth12.12.1724 - Butleigh, SomersetODNB
First Known Service6.5.1741ODNB
FatherRev. Samuel Hood (d.1777)HPO
MotherMary HoskinsODNB
WifeSusannah Linzee (1726 - 1806) - Married 25.8.1749ODNB
SonSamuel (1727?- 1751)ODNB
BrotherLord Alexander Arthur Hood (1st Viscount Bridport) (1726-1814)ODNB
Last Known Service2.1809ODNB
Date of Death27.1.1816 - 5 Quen's Square, BathODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
 Commanded the Fore division at the   
6.5.17414.1743Romney (50), Captain's ServantODNB
4.174311.1743Garland (20), Captain's ServantODNB
11.17431744Sheerness (20), MidshipmanODNB
174423.1.1745/46Ludlow Castle (44), MidshipmanODNB
17.6.1746 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/117CSORN
16.1.175316.5.1753Invincible (74), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/18/53ODNB
16.5.175310.5.1754Terrible (74), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/18/69ODNB
10.5.1754 Commander ADM 6/18/100CSORN
10.5.175422.7.1756Jamaica (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/100BWAS-1793
22.7.1756 Captain ADM 6/18/295ADM 6/18
22.7.175614.6.1757Lively (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/295ADM 6/18
14.6.17577.2.1758Bideford (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/409BWAS-1714
7.2.17581.5.1763Vestal (32), Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 8.3.1758 ADM 6/18/485BWAS-1714
21.2.1759 Vestal vs Bellone 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
6.9.176325.7.1766Thunderer (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/534BWAS-1714
24.2.17678.1.1771Romney (50), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
9.4.17673.8.1768Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/20/165ADM 6/20
3.8.1768 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/20/209ADM 6/20
16.12.17681770Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North America ADM 6/20/223ADM 6/20
8.1.177111.5.1771Royal William (84), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/332BWAS-1714
1.11.177325.7.1776Marlborough (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/525BWAS-1714
25.7.17767.2.1778Courageux (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/203BWAS-1714
7.1.1778 Encounter between Belle-Poule and two british 74  
26.1.177830.9.1780Appointed Resident Commissioner at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/21/363ADM 6/21
20.5.1778 Created 1st Baronet HoodHPO
1.1.177931.12.1779Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM104
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/22/177CSORN
26.9.178015.7.1783Barfleur (98), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueODNB
29.4.178130.4.1781Commanded the British squadron at the Battle of Fort Royal 
5.9.1781 Commanded the British Van at the Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.1.178226.1.1782Commanded the British Center at the Battle of Saint Kitts 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
19.4.1782 Commanded the British Squadron at the Battle of the Mona Passage 
9.17822.1783Queen (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
12.9.1782 Created 1st Baron HoodHPO
20.10.1782 Commanded the The Main Squadron - Rear Division at the Battle of Cape Spartel 
14.3.178516.7.1788Elected a Member of Parliament for WestminsterHPO
4.178610.1787Triumph (74), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
24.4.17861789Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/23/330ADM 6/23
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/23/416CSORN
10.17871788Barfleur (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueODNB
16.7.17886.3.1795Appointed Lord Commissioner of the AdmiraltyOHMB
18.8.178919.6.1790Elected a Member of Parliament for ReigateHPO
2.7.179013.6.1796Elected a Member of Parliament for WestminsterHPO
9.179011.1790Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.9.1790 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Sea ADM 6/24/64ADM 6/24
17928.11.1793Duke (98), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
14.6.179213.3.1793Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/24/168ADM 6/24
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/24/200CSORN
13.3.179310.1794Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/24/220ADM 6/24
29.8.179319.12.1793Commander-in-Chief at the Siege of Toulon 
12.4.1794 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/25/30CSORN
17961816Appointed Governor of Greenwich HospitalEWIKI
1.6.1796 Appointed 1st Viscount Hood of WhitleyEWIKI
14.2.1799 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
9.11.1805 Admiral of the RedCSORN
25.9.1806 Commanded the British Squadron at the Action off Rochefort 
12.1807 Commander of the Hood's fleet at Madeira  
2.1.1815 Appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the BathTKE1


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
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
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
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
OHMBOffice-Holders in Modern BritainSir John SaintyWeb Site
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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