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The Frigate Captain

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/9780813033136.003.0003
The Frigate Captain

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This chapter examines the career of Samuel Hood as frigate captain. It suggests that this position brought Hood to one of the most active and successful phases of his professional career in the Royal Navy. It discusses his success in securing temporary command of several frigate ships including Torbay, Tartar and Antelope during the 1770s. It also highlights his successes that led to his appointment in command of Bideford and Vestal.

Keywords: Samuel Hood; frigate captain; Royal Navy; Torbay; Tartar; Antelope; Bideford; Vestal; frigate ships

Chapter.  4312 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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