Admiral Alexander Hood, (1726-1814), 1st Viscount Bridport.
He sertved with Admiral Rodney in the West Indies 1780-83, for which he was promoted commander in chief. Known as a master tactician, he subsequently stood for parliament in the Westminster election of 1784 against Charles James Fox, being elected.
He became a Lord of the Admiralty in 1788 and in 1793 he directed the occupation of the French naval base at Toulon in the Golfe de Lyon. It was during this campaign that a young Napoleon Boneparte won fame and promotion.
Hood's ship Zealous played an important part at the Battle of the Nile and after nelson left Egypt, Hood commanded the blockading force at Alexandrai and Rosetta, later rejoining Nelson on the coast of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
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