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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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Hood’s Early Career

Hood’s Early Career

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(p.8) 1 Hood’s Early Career
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Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake
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Colin Pengelly

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033136.003.0002

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

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