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Samuel Hood
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Born in Thorncombe, Dorset
Born on 12th of December 1724
Died on 27th of January 1816

Born 1724. Died 1816 - English naval commander.

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Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse - Charles Dickens
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