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Sir Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley)


NationalityBritish 
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
Brother
Lord Alexander Arthur Hood (1st Viscount Bridport)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1805
ODNB
Last Known Service11.1790ODNB
Date of Death27.1.1816 - 5 Quen's Square, BathODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
  Commanded the Fore division at the   
6.5.17414.1743
Romney (50) 1726-1757
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
4.174311.1743
Garland (20) 1724-1744
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
11.17431744
Sheerness (20) 1743-1768
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
174423.1.1745/46
Ludlow Castle (44) 1744-1771
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Midshipman ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
17.6.1746 LieutenantCSORN
16.1.175316.5.1753
Invincible (74) 1747-1758
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/18/53
ODNB
16.5.175310.5.1754
Terrible (74) 1747-1763
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/18/69
ODNB
10.5.1754 CommanderCSORN
10.5.175422.7.1756
Jamaica (10) 1744-1770
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/100
BWAS-1793
22.7.1756 CaptainADM 6/18
22.7.175614.6.1757
Lively (20) 1756-1778
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/295
ADM 6/18
14.6.17577.2.1758
Bideford (20) 1756-1761
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/409
BWAS-1714
7.2.17581.5.1763
Vestal (32) 1757-1775
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 8.3.1758 ADM 6/18/485
BWAS-1714
21.2.1759 Vestal vs Bellone 
3.7.1759 Bombardment of Le Havre 
6.9.176325.7.1766
Thunderer (74) 1760-1780
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/534
BWAS-1714
24.2.17678.1.1771
Romney (50) 1762-1804
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-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
8.1.177111.5.1771
Royal William (84) 1757-1813
British 84 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/332
BWAS-1714
1.11.177325.7.1776
Marlborough (74) 1767-1800
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/525
BWAS-1714
25.7.17767.2.1778
Courageux (74) 1761-1796
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/203
BWAS-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.ADM 104
26.9.1780 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
26.9.178015.7.1783
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
ODNB
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 
9.17822.1783
Queen (90) 1769-1811
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-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
4.178610.1787
Triumph (74) 1764-1850
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714
24.4.17861789Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/23/330ADM 6/23
24.9.1787 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
10.17871788
Barfleur (98) 1768-1819
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
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
9.179011.1790
Royal Sovereign (100) 1786-1841
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
1825 Renamed "Captain"
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714
1.9.1790 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — North Sea ADM 6/24/64ADM 6/24
17928.11.1793
Duke (98) 1777-1843
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue
BWAS-1714
14.6.179213.3.1793Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/24/168ADM 6/24
1.2.1793 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
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 BlueCSORN
20.3.179627.1.1816Appointed Governor of Greenwich Hospital ADM 73/36/2127ADM 73/36
1.6.1796 Appointed 1st Viscount Hood of WhitleyE-WIKI
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


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