Oval medallion with relief profile of Lord Samuel Hood 1724 1816 British Admiral Born in Dorset Entering the Navy in 1741 promoted post captain in 1759 commissioner of Portland dockyard 1778 served with Lord Rodney in the West Indies 1780 1783 for which he was promoted commander in chief In his actions in the West Indies against the French commander de Grasse Hood showed himself a masterly tactician He stood for Parliament in 1784 against Fox for Westminster and was elected

Lord Samuel Hood


About 1790