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Royal Naval Biography/Knight, Hood


Second son of the late Admiral Sir John Knight, K.C.B., and brother to the present Captain George W. H. Knight, R.M., inspector-general of the coast-guard.

This officer was a midshipman of the Marlborough 74, Captain Thomas Sotheby, when that ship foundered in Quiberon bay, Nov. 4th or 5th, 1800[1]. He was made a lieutenant into the Comus 22, Captain Conway Shipley, May 27th, 1807; and, after distinguishing himself on various occasions[2], promoted to the rank of commander, June 15th, 1814. He married, July 30th, 1815, the only daughter of the late Admiral Keppel; and died at Paris, Oct. 31st, 1823.