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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 Chesapeake

The Chesapeake

The Forces Gather

(p.96) 7 The Chesapeake
Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

University Press of Florida

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

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