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Samuel Hood
(1724-1816)

Samuel Hood was born in Butleigh, Somerset on 12 Dec 1724 and died in Bath on 27 Jan 1816. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Susannah Linzee in 1749.

He received the title of 1st Viscount Hood on 1 Jun 1796 and was also known as Baron Hood.

Ranks:

Lt (1746)
Cdr (1754)
Capt (1756)
RAdm B (1780)
VAdm B (1787)
VAdm R (1793)
Adm B (1794)
Adm W (1799)
Adm R (1805)

He appears as a character in the books "Form Line of Battle!" (Alexander Kent), "To Glory We Steer" (Alexander Kent) and "King's Coat, The" (Dewey Lambdin).

Notes:

Elder brother of Alexander Hood. Second cousin of Alexander Hood, Arthur Hood, and Samuel Hood.

Commissioner at Portsmouth (16 Feb 1778)
Elected an Elder Brother of Trinity House (25 Mar 1795)
Governor of Greenwich Hospital (13 Apr 179627 Jan 1816)

Further Reading:

1799. Biographical Memoir of the Right Honourable Samuel, Lord Viscount Hood. Naval Chronicle. 2:146.
Bienkowski, Lee. 2003. Admirals in the Age of Nelson. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.
Le Fevre, Peter and Richard Harding (eds.). 2000. Precursors of Nelson: British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books.

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