- a distinguished admiral, born at Thorncombe; entered the navy in 1740, and rising rapidly in his profession evinced high qualities as a leader; in 1782 he brilliantly outmanoeuvred De Grasse in the West Indies, and under Rodney played a conspicuous part in the destruction of the French fleet at the battle of Dominica, for which he was rewarded with an Irish peerage; he defeated Fox in the celebrated Westminster election, became a Lord of the Admiralty, and as commander of the Mediterranean fleet during the revolutionary wars, captured the French fleet at Toulon and reduced Corsica; in 1796 he was created a viscount (1724-1816).
Find a translation for hood, samuel, viscount in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss this hood, samuel, viscount rhyme with the community:
Use the citation below to add this rhymes to your bibliography:
"hood, samuel, viscount." Rhymes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 27 Sep. 2016. <http://www.rhymes.net/rhyme/hood%2C%20samuel%2C%20viscount>.