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Samuel Inglefield
Born 1783
Died 1848 (aged 64–65)
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1791 - 1848
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Ganges
East Indies and China Station
Battles/wars Battle of Vuelta de Obligado
French Revolutionary Wars
Napoleonic Wars
Uruguayan Civil War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

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.[1] He commanded HMS Bacchante at Jamaica in 1807 and assisted in the capture of a privateer and intercepted a Spanish armed vessel.[2] The following year he captured the French brig Griffon.[2]

He was promoted to post-captain in 1807[3] and by 1827 was commanding HMS Ganges.[4] Promoted to rear admiral in 1841,[1] he was appointed Commander-in-Chief on the Brazils and River Plate station[5] at a time when Uruguayan Civil War was underway.[6] Inglefield took decisive action at this time to keep the Paraná River open so ensuring continuity of trade.[7] He became Commander in-Chief, East Indies and China Station in 1846[8] and died while still serving in that role in 1848.[9]

He lived at Orpington in Kent.[10]


In 1816 he married Priscilla Margaret Otway.[1] He was father to Edward Augustus Inglefield, an admiral, inventor and Arctic explorer.[11]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Cochrane
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and China Station
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Collier

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