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Alexander Hood
(1727-1814)

Alexander Hood was born in Butleigh, Somerset in 1727 and died in Bath on 3 May 1814. He served in the Royal Navy.

He married Maria West on 21 Aug 1758 and Mary Sophia Bray on 26 Jun 1788.

He received the title of 1st Viscount Bridport on 16 Jun 1800 and was also known as Baron Bridport.

Ranks:

Lt (1746)
Cdr (1756)
Capt (1756)
RAdm W (1780)
VAdm B (1787)
Adm B (1794)
Adm W (1795)
Adm R (1805)

Notes:

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

• As Captain of Minerva, 32, he took part in the Battle of Quiberon Bay (20 Nov 1759).
• Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital (1766–1799)
• Promoted directly to Rear-Admiral of the White from Post Captain
• As Vice-Admiral (Red) on board Royal George, 100 (Captain William Domett), he took part in the Glorious First of June (1794).
• As Admiral (White) on board Royal George, 100 (Captain William Domett), he was in command of the British fleet during the Battle of Ξle de Groix (23 Jun 1795).
• Lieutenant-General of Marines (1799)
• General of Marines (1800–1814)
• Vice-Admiral of England

Further Reading:

Bienkowski, Lee. 2003. Admirals in the Age of Nelson. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

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