The Chesapeake

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 Chesapeake

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This chapter examines the role of Samuel Hood in the Battle of the Chesapeake. It discusses the poor condition of the British ships, British forces search for the French and their decision to station in New York. It also highlights the misinformation received by the British Royal Navy about the plans of the French. The British sighting of French ships was recorded on September 5, 1781.

Keywords: Samuel Hood; Battle of the Chesapeake; British ships; French; New York; Royal Navy

Chapter.  12674 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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