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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 Commodore

The Commodore

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(p.22) 3 The Commodore
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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/9780813033136.003.0004

This chapter examines the promotion of Samuel Hood to the position of commodore of the Royal Navy. It explains that Hood's appointment to the temporary rank of commodore was a result of his political connection and this was when Portsmouth Mayor Edward Linzee pressured the Admiralty to find a place for Hood. The appointment was officially agreed in April 1767. It discusses the accomplishments of Hood as commodore.

Keywords:   Samuel Hood, commodore, Royal Navy, Edward Linzee, Admiralty

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