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Hood’s Early Career

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033136.003.0002
Hood’s Early Career

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This chapter examines the early naval career of Samuel Hood during the early 1700s. It explains that during this time that navy was the only profession for which neither money nor influence was required to enter and Hood, together with his brother Alexander, first went to sea in January 1941 in the 50-gun battleship Romney. It discusses Hood's accomplishment that led to his appointment as captain of Grafton.

Keywords: Samuel Hood; naval career; navy; Romney; Grafton; captain

Chapter.  1742 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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