Hood, Samuel Hood, Viscount, 1724-1816

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Birth 1724-12-12
Death 1816-01-27

Biographical notes:

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (b. 12 December 1724, Butleigh, England–d. 27 January 1816. London, England) was an officer in the British Royal Navy. The son of Samuel Hood, a vicar, he entered the Royal Navy in 1741 and served on Ludlow. He became a lieutenant in 1746 and was commander of Jamaica in 1754. During the Revolutionary War battle of the Mona Passage, Hood led the British Fleet and later became the commander of Mediterranean Fleet in 1793 during the French Revolution. He rose to admiral in 1794 and was created Viscount Hood in 1796. Mount Hood in Oregon named for him.

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  • Butleigh, ENG, GB
  • London, ENG, GB