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Samuel Hood
(1762-1814)

Samuel Hood was born in Kingsland, Netherbury on 27 Nov 1762 and died in Madras on 24 Dec 1814 of fever. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Mary Frederica Elizabeth Mackenzie on 6 Nov 1804.

Honors:

Knight of the Bath (KB)
Baronet on 13 Apr 1809

Ranks:

Entered Navy (1776)
Capt (1788)
RAdm B (1807)
RAdm W (1808)
RAdm R (1810)
VAdm B (1811)

Ship Ranks:

Captain on the Thisbe from 24 May 1788 to 1789
Captain on the Juno from May 1790
Captain on the Zealous from Apr 1796 to May 1800
Captain on the Courageux from 1800 to Jan 1801
Captain on the Venerable from Jan 1801 to 1802

He appears as a character in the books "Master and Commander" (Patrick O'Brian) and "Lord Hornblower" (C.S. Forester).

Notes:

Younger brother of Arthur Hood and Alexander Hood. Second cousin of Alexander Hood and Samuel Hood.

As a Lieutenant on Barfleur, 98 (Captain Alexander Hood), he took part in the Battle of the Virginia Capes (5 Sept 1781) and the Battle of Frigate Bay (2526 Jan 1782).
As Captain of Zealous, 74, he took part in the attack on Santa Cruz, Tenerife (2225 Jul 1797) and the Battle of the Nile (1 Aug 1798) .
As Captain of Venerable, 74, he took part in the Battles of Algeciras (6 Jul 1801) and the Gut of Gibraltar (12 Jul 1801).
C-in-C Leeward Islands
As Commodore on board Centaur, 74, he lost his right arm (elbow smashed by musket ball, amputated) when his squadron encountered a French squadron bound for the West Indies (25 Sept 1805).
Colonel of Marines
C-in-C East Indies (18111814)

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