Colin Pengelly

in Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033136
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038780 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the role of British Admiral Sir Samuel Hood in the Battle of the Chesapeake. This book examines the missed opportunities and mistakes committed by Hood during this Battle and analyzes how he managed to escape the blame. It also traces the rise of Hood from being a frigate captain, to commodore, commissioner and eventually to admiral.

Keywords: Sir Samuel Hood; Battle of the Chesapeake; British admiral; frigate captain; commodore; commissioner; admiral; blame

Chapter.  3236 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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