The Commissioner

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:
The Commissioner

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This chapter examines the career of Samuel Hood as commissioner at Portsmouth. It discusses Hood's appointment to be in command of several ships including Royal William, Marlborough and Courageux. It also explores Hood's participation in the Seven Years' War against the French forces and also highlights Hood's efforts to get back to active as flag officer in March 1780 and his appointment in October of the same as the flag officer of Barfleur with eight ships under his command.

Keywords: Samuel Hood; commissioner; Portsmouth; Royal William; Marlborough; Courageux; Seven Years' War; French forces; flag officer; Barfleur

Chapter.  10329 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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