Samuel Hood


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Hood, Samuel

 

Born Dec. 12, 1724; died Jan. 27, 1816, in Greenwich. British admiral (1794). Viscount of Whitley (1796).

Hood joined the navy in 1741 and began serving under G. Rodney in 1743. During the Seven Years’ War (1756–63), he commanded a frigate and captured a number of French ships in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. In 1778 he became governor of the Naval Academy. In 1780, Hood was made commander of a squadron under Admiral Rodney; he was successful in a number of battles with the French Navy, including the battle near Dominica in 1782. In 1793 and 1794, during the war against revolutionary France, Hood commanded a squadron in the Mediterranean and captured Toulon and the island of Corsica. In 1796, Hood was made governor of Greenwich Hospital.

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The Wildlife in Action prize went to Samuel Hood, of Killingworth in North Tyneside, for his picture of a great crested grebe taken in the town.
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The volume has some weaknesses in its lack of any maps and in some small, but glaring, editorial oversights in misspelling the French aristocratic title of "comte" as "compte" and in the index conflating Captain Sir Samuel Hood, first Baronet [1762-1814], with his cousin, Admiral Samuel Hood, first Viscount Hood [1724-1816].
Will Nichols and Samuel Hood have beaten off competition from thousands of hopefuls to be on the shortlist of the RSPCA Young Photographers' Awards.
Pengelly is a retired civil servant and amateur historian, and he analyzes the tactical mistakes of Samuel Hood during the Revolutionary War and discovers the "missed opportunities and gaffes" of this British naval commander that ultimately led to the surrender at Yorktown.
Even our honored Mount Hood had been named by Vancouver for a British admiral, Samuel Hood.
Few would quarrel with his inclusion of Robert Blake, George Anson, Samuel Hood, St Vincent, John Fisher and David Beatty.
Above the ship is a facsimile of "the Flag Staff Truck of L'Orient, which was fished up by Sir Samuel Hood the day following the Battle of the Nile, and presented by him to Lord Nelson".
He was the son of the fourth Viscount Hood and lineal descendant of Viscount Samuel Hood, famous for his actions at the close of the 18th century.
Too, the British fleet under command of Admiral Sir Thomas Graves and Admiral Sir Samuel Hood were late in setting sail from New York to stop de Grasse.
Samuel Hood's squadron away from Fort Royal (Martinique) (April 29); Rodney returned to England for a few months (August 1781-January 1782) but was soon back in command (February 19, 1782); after a preliminary engagement (April 9) between Guadeloupe and Dominica, Rodney caught Grasse in the same area and broke through his line at the battle off the Saints (April 12), sinking one French ship and capturing five, including Grasse's flagship Ville de Paris, in an eleven-hour battle; this was the culminating battle of the American Revolutionary War, which Britain lost on land but won at sea; Rodney returned home a hero and was rewarded with a barony and a generous pension; he died in London, May 24, 1792.
Samuel Hood from Killingworth took second in the 13-18s with his picture of a gull on water with oustretched wings and Jack Bucknall of Whitley Bay was third.