1st Viscount Bridport,
Admiral Alexander Hood
2nd December 1726: Born in Butleigh, Somerset, to Vicar Samuel Hood and his wife Mary.
1740/1741: Entered Royal Navy (at same time as older brother Samuel).
1746: Appointed lieutenant (at same time as brother Samuel).
1782: Commanding from H.M.S. Queen (under Lord Howe), participated in the relief of Gibraltar.
1787: Promoted to Vice Admiral.
1793: Commanded from H.M.S. Royal George (2nd in command to Lord Howe).
1794: Participated in the "Battle of the Glorious 1st of June." For his daring, he was created "Baron Bridport."
1795: Participated in the Battle of Lorient. Captured 3 French warships.
1795-1800: Commander of the Channel Fleet. Retired and was created "Viscount Bridport" in 1800.
1814: Passed away at age of 87.