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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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The Frigate Captain

The Frigate Captain

(p.12) 2 The Frigate Captain
Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

University Press of Florida

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

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