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Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake$
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Colin Pengelly

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033136

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033136.001.0001

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Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

University Press of Florida

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

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