Memorial: M3202

Brass plaque in St Mary’s Church, Netherbury, Dorset, dedicated to Lieutenant Arthur Hood RN d. 1775, Captain Alexander Hood RN d. 1798, and Vice-Admiral Sir Samuel Hood d. 1814


St Mary's Church, Netherbury, Dorset, England


'To the Glory of God and in memory of three gallant Dorset sailors sons of Samuel Hood, Purser, Royal Navy, of Kingsland, Netherbury and Ann his wife. Lieutenant Arthur Hood RN (1733-1775) drowned whilst serving in the West Indies on board H.M.S Pomona. Captain Alexander Hood R.N. (1758-1798). Killed in the hour of victory while commanding H.M.S. Mars in her famous duel with the French ship L'Hercule and Admiral Sir Samuel Hood Bart K.B. K.S.K. sometimes M.P. for Bridport who served his country with great devotion under Lord Nelson at Santa Cruz (1797) and in command of H.M.S. Zealous at the glorious Battle of the Nile as well as at Rochfort (1806) where he lost his right arm. He was born at Kingsland 27 November 1762 and died while on active service at Madras, while commander-in-chief in the East Indies 24 November 1814'


Type: Brass
Materials: Brass
Date Erected: 1914
Vessel: HMS Pomona, HMS Mars


Battle of the Nile

Event Date


Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War


Hood, Arthur
Date of Death: 1775
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hood, Alexander
Age: 40
Date of Death: 21/4/1798
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hood, Samuel
Age: 52
Date of Death: 24/12/1814
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral of the White
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Erected 1914, paid for by public subscription.
Bibliography: J.D. Spinney 'Some Naval Memorials in Dorset', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 73, p. 195, (Greenwich, 1987).