Samuel Hood Inglefield (1783 - 1848)

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About Samuel Hood Inglefield

Rear Admiral Samuel Hood Inglefield CB (1783–1848) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander in-Chief, East Indies and China Station.

Naval career

Born the son of John Nicholson Inglefield, Inglefield joined the Royal Navy in 1791. He commanded HMS Bacchante at Jamaica in 1807 and assisted in the capture of a privateer and intercepted a Spanish armed vessel. The following year he captured the French brig Griffon.

He was promoted to post-captain in 1807 and by 1827 was commanding HMS Ganges. Promoted to rear admiral in 1841, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief on the Brazils and River Plate station at a time when Uruguayan Civil War was underway. Inglefield took decisive action at this time to keep the Paraná River open so ensuring continuity of trade. He became Commander in-Chief, East Indies and China Station in 1846 and died while still serving in that role in 1848.

He lived at Orpington in Kent.


In 1816 he married Priscilla Margaret Otway. He was father to Edward Augustus Inglefield, an admiral, inventor and Arctic explorer.

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