Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé, describing British attempts to reach the garrison on Brimstone Hill [on St Kitts] and its eventual surrender to the French, reporting his squadron's subsequent departure from the area to join the fleet at Barbados, on their lack of bread, on the strength of the French fleet and their movements, and commenting what could have been achieved against the French if Rear-Admiral Kempenfelt had come to the West Indies.

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Title

Letter from Rear-Adm. Sir Samuel Hood to General Jacob de Budé, describing British attempts to reach the garrison on Brimstone Hill [on St Kitts] and its eventual surrender to the French, reporting his squadron's subsequent departure from the area to join the fleet at Barbados, on their lack of bread, on the strength of the French fleet and their movements, and commenting what could have been achieved against the French if Rear-Admiral Kempenfelt had come to the West Indies.

Date Created

23 February 1782

Creator

Hood, Samuel, Rear-Adm. Sir

Description

'Never my dear General was I believe a man in command in more trying situations, than I have been, but trust I have not disgraced His Majesty's Flat in either and it is in points of difficulty only [underlined], an officer can shew [sic] what he is made of, and is equal to.'

Language

English

Identifier

GEO/ADD/15/0669